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‘Ecological Resilience Indicators for Five Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems” report now available

NatureServe, in partnership with USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, The Nature Conservancy, University of Texas, Austin, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Ocean Conservancy, just published the report “Ecological resilience indicators for five Northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystems.”  Funded by the NOAA RESTORE Science Program, the project established conceptual ecological models for Read More

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Restoration Trustees release adaptive management manual

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has released a Monitoring and Adaptive Management Manual. The manual recommends procedures and guidelines that build upon the monitoring frameworks and conceptual monitoring plans developed for Early Restoration, including a template for “project-specific MAM plans and monitoring guidance for wetlands, beaches and dunes, barrier islands, water quality, and recreational use Read More

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Final Version of NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program’s Science Plan Released

From their announcement, “The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released the final version of the science plan for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program.  The plan establishes ten long-term research priorities which will guide how the program invests its funds and explains how prior needs assessments for the Gulf of Mexico region and Read More

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ELI Unveils New Gulf of Mexico Restoration Projects Map

Environmental Law Institute (ELI) has created a new online Restoration Projects Map that complements their Restoration Projects Database. These track where Deepwater Horizon restoration and recovery are taking place. According to ELI, “Both the database and the map aim to support transparency and public engagement by tracking where restoration funds are being spent, and by Read More

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SECOORA Announces Request for Proposals for Southeast Observing Experiment

Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) has released a request for proposals. As described in their solicitation, “SECOORA has a maximum of $50,000 funding to conduct an observing experiment in the US Southeast coastal waters. The primary goal of this solicitation is to provide support for a short-term (or limited) observing activity in the Read More