The NRDA Trustees for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (DHOS) support restoration planning areas that include an Open Ocean effort. The Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) hosted open webinars on October 16 and 17, 2018, during which they provided an overview of the Open Ocean Draft Restoration Plan 1 and Environmental Assessment and related restoration Read More
The USM Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center is helping host the Fish 2.0 Gulf Coast Workshop in February 2019, in conjunction with Monica Jain, founder and Executive Director of Fish 2.0 and MS-AL Sea Grant. The primary goal of Fish 2.0 is to support business growth and innovation in sustainable seafood by bringing investment, partnerships, Read More
The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for four (4) seats on its advisory council, a community-based group of individuals that provide advice for sanctuary management. The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following council seats: education, oil & gas operations, recreational diving, and research. Information and application materials are available Read More
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is hosting a public information webinar with invited speakers entitled “the impact of recent ocean management decisions of the Trump administration.” Register today for July 23rd event.
Two new offerings from the Gulf Sea Grant oil spill outreach team: The team will host a free seminar, “Oil spill response, assessment, and restoration: Marine mammals,” on March 29, 2018 in Galveston, Texas. Experts will share the latest science concerning marine mammal populations, with a focus on their health after oil spills and protocols relating Read More
NEWS from the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative: The Team just released a final, in-depth publication to close out 2017 entitle, Corals and oil spills. Scientists discovered that the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill injured some deep water coral communities, while others in shallow areas appeared unharmed. All Read More
GOMURC has been engaged in conversations with colleagues in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to understand the extent of damages due to the 2017 hurricanes (Irma and Maria), and their priority needs. Kristin Wilson Grimes gave a related presentation at the 2017 CERF conference, entitled “Weathering the Storms: Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Read More
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
Do you need disaster assistance? GOMURC consortia stand ready to assist marine labs hit by the recent hurricanes by connecting with other universities in the region. Consortia contacts are at http://gomurc.fio.usf.edu/index.php/about-us/organization Government assistance: FEMA direct line- https://www.fema.gov/apply-assistance USA.gov provides guidance on how to seek federal help- https://www.usa.gov/disaster-financial-help DisasterAssistance.gov provides access to many federal resources- https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ Read More
Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) is asking partners from across the Gulf to participate in National Estuaries Week, September 16-23, 2017, in events across the nation. RAE’s web page provides a calendar of events, example social media posts, congressional resolutions and State proclamations supporting this cause.