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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 planner  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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2019 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference

2019 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference The 2019 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference (GOMOSES) is scheduled for Feb 7-9, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. As described on the conference web site, the conference theme this year is  “Minding the Gaps: Research Priorities for Response, Restoration, and Resilience.” 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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New publication calls for science advocates

A team of scientists and students at the University of South Florida published an article, “Embracing Advocacy in Science” in the journal Fisheries. As stated in the abstract, “a perception remains that scientists cannot be objective and credible while also advocating a position that may inform or impact decision making. We counter this notion and Read More

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Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team news

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

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Reviewers sought for RESTORE Act Council projects

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) and Gulf of Mexico University Research Collaborative (GOMURC) have contracted with the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) to assist with scientific reviews of projects and programs funded under the RESTORE Act Council-funded Restoration and Spill Impact Components (RESTORE Buckets 2 and 3). They are in the process of developing a Best Available Science reviewer 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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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science 2018 conference call for abstracts

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science 2018 conference is ready to receive abstracts and session proposals. The conference will be held in New Orleans on February 5-8, 2018. Abstracts should promote fundamental Gulf ecosystem science or link scientific results to ecosystem resilience, oil spill response, or restoration and management. Abstract submissions will be Read More