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Gulf of Mexico needs more protection

Antonio Bussalacchi, President of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and Dr. Chris D’Elia, GOMURC Board member and Dean of the LSU College of the Coast and Environment, recently wrote a guest column for the Advocate entitled “After BP Spill, protecting the Gulf region requires even more money.” Given the sunsetting of spill-funded programs like Read More

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Funding opportunities calendar for Gulf restoration

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program is hosting a funding opportunities calendar in partnership with other Gulf of Mexico science and restoration initiatives established following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The calendar is intended to enable stakeholders to remain informed about opportunities and assist grant applicants in planning ahead and submitting applications to the appropriate funding Read More

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Alabama seeking projects for 2019 GOMESA funding BY 1/31/19!

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), State Lands Division (SLD), Coastal Section is accepting project suggestions to be funded through the Alabama Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) Program. The Act enhances Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing activities and provides for enhanced sharing of leasing revenues with Gulf producing Read More

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NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program funding opportunity

The NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program has opened its Federal Funding Opportunity for 2019 to support “long term projects to investigate trends in living coastal and marine resources and the processes driving them.” As also described on the program’s web site, $15 million is available now through this competition to fund approximately six projects for five years. Read More

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EPA Gulf Program funding

On May 30, the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program released Funding Opportunity EPA-GM-COOPERATIVE-AGREEMENTS-2018-1, entitled Gulf of Mexico Program Cooperative Agreements 2018, posted on Grants.gov. The opportunity is also described on the program website, including link to the RFP. The purpose is to “address water quality improvement; coastal habitat and ecosystems enhancement, restoration and/or protection; environmental Read More

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Storm damage assistance grants

Gulf of Mexico states were severely impacted by hurricanes in 2017. The National Academies of Sciences, Gulf Research Program, is offering Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grants “to help with repair, replacement, or recovery of equipment, data, and/or other research materials damaged or lost due to the hurricanes and their aftermaths.” There are two funding cycles with Read More

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Helping our Caribbean neighbors after Maria

Hurricane Maria devastated the Caribbean including billions in property damages and more than 80 lost lives. The past weeks have been about rescues and personal recovery, which will continue for years. We also need to focus on the next level of recovery in rebuilding island economies and infrastructure. Related to GOMURC’s mission, the marine science Read More

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NSF funding opportunities in response to storms

Email from NSF Directorate, September 18, 2017: “Dear Colleagues: With the second major hurricane – Hurricane Irma – to strike the United States, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and its staff remain strongly committed to supporting the people and institutions affected by these storms. Now that the consequences of these disasters are upon us, new Read More

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Louisiana Trustees seeking restoration proposals

The Louisiana NRDA Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) is seeking proposals regarding natural resource restoration opportunities in Louisiana under the following restoration types: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities Nutrient Reduction (Non-Point source). Information on these restoration types and the Oil Pollution Act and criteria against which project ideas are being evaluated can be found in the Read More

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Alabama seeking DWH oil spill impact proposals

The Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council (AGCRC) is seeking project suggestions for RESTORE Act Spill Impact Component funding (Bucket 3); for information on the RESTORE Act, go to www.restorealabama.org.  For potential first round funding under the RESTORE Act’s Spill Impact Component (Bucket 3), please enter project suggestion(s) into the Alabama Coastal Restoration Project Suggestion portal Read More