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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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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference coming up Feb 4-7

The 2019 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference (GoMOSES) is coming Feb 4-7, 2019 in New Orleans. The program is now available online. Log in to use online plannerĀ  to search sessions, workshops, and other events offered throughout the week, and build a personal schedule by bookmarking presentations of interest. Full list Read More

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Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council seeking public input

Last Friday, the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council (AGCRC) released its Draft State Expenditure Plan (SEP) for public review; comments received by November 20, 2018, will be considered. Comments may be submitted online at agcrc@dcnr.alabama.gov or mailed to: Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council, 118 N. Royal Street, Suite 603, Mobile, AL 36602. The proposed projects Read More

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Mississippi Restoration Summit Nov. 13

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Office of Restoration, will host the 2018 Restoration Summit on November 13 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, Biloxi, MS. The Summit agenda includes presentations on state restoration projects, plans for future efforts, and an annual meeting for the MS NRDA Trustees Implementation Group. A public Read More

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NRDA Trustees seek comments on open ocean restoration plan

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

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MS 2017 Restoration Summit coming soon!

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality invites all to attend the 2nd Annual Mississippi Restoration Summit on November 14, 2017 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center. The Restoration Summit is an opportunity for any member of the public to learn about current restoration projects in Mississippi and the announcement of new projects for Read More

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Hurricane help for damaged Gulf state marine labs

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

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GCERC seeks comments on new restoration awards

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council’s “Draft 2017 Funded Priorities List: Comprehensive Commitment and Planning Support (draft CPS FPL)” is available  for public and Tribal review and comment at www.restorethegulf.gov until 11:59pm MT August 14, 2017. Two related informational webinars will be conducted to provide an overview of these FPL Awards. A select number of Read More

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DWH Spill Trustees restoration plans

The Natural Resource Damage Assessment process related to the DeepWater Horizon oil spill recovery effort includes “Trustee Implementation Groups” (TIGs). The Region-wide TIG identifies restoration efforts that may apply across multiple Restoration Areas. They recently released four strategic frameworks to assist with restoration planning for oysters, sea turtles, birds, and marine mammals; the frameworks “provide Read More