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GoMOSES Conference products

Products now available from the the 2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference (GoMOSES) including: Conference Report— provides an overview of conference goals and plenaries, session summaries, and a synthesis of key messages, based on the latest Gulf scientific findings and research gaps and challenges identified during sessions. Oral abstracts Poster abstracts 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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External Science Reviews of Gulf Restoration Council’s Proposals Available for Viewing

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council is currently evaluating submissions for potential funding under the Council-Selected Restoration Component. As part of this process, each submission was evaluated with respect to Budget, Science, Environmental Compliance, and consistency with the RESTORE Act and the Council’s Initial Comprehensive Plan. Context reports, including that of the external science review Read More

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GISR Database of Oceanographic and Hydrocarbon Data Collected in the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Integrated Spill Research Consortium database of oceanographic and hydrocarbon data collected in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon spill is available for use. It is an online data repository that contains individual datasets pertaining to the Deepwater Horizon incident, as well as aggregate and standardized view that span multiple datasets. You can Read More

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National Wildlife Federation releases report “Five Years and Counting: Gulf Wildlife in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster”

National Wildlife Federation addresses the status of the Gulf of Mexico in their new report, Five Years & Counting: Gulf Wildlife in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster. Particularly, they look at how 20 types of wildlife are faring in the aftermath of the BP Oil Spill. While it may be years before we Read More

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NOAA Releases a Study on Dolphin Impacts from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

The peer reviewed study  has found four distinct groupings of dolphin deaths within the Northern Gulf of Mexico Unusual Mortality Event (UME). Three of the groupings followed the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The scientists compared the number and demographics of dolphin deaths across the Gulf from January 2010–June 2013 to patterns from 1990–2009. They looked for Read More

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NRC Report and Webinar: Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences

The National Research Council released their new report Sea Change: 2015-2025 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences. This report identifies eight strategic research priorities for the next decade that will continue to advance scientific understanding of the ocean. The report is available for free download here. You can also register for the public webinar being given Read More

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Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announces 2015 All Hands Meeting for June 16-18

The 2015 All Hands Meeting for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance will be June 16-18 at the IP Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. They will have a short plenary session followed by break-out sessions for priority issue teams and cross-team initiatives. You can view the meeting schedule, hotel accommodations, sponsorship opportunities, and register for the Read More

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National Ocean Sciences Bowl Offers Free Webinars on the Science of Oil in the Ocean

As part of the 2015 National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) competition, webinars are being offered covering the competition’s them of “The Science of Oil in the Ocean.” These webinars have been offered throughout the month of January. All educators are welcome to join the live presentations. Others can view the presentation recordings once posted. You Read More

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Employment Opportunity: Director, Center for Gulf Studies at USM

The Center for Gulf Studies has an opening for a director. They seek an individual to lead the advancement of Gulf of Mexico science from various oil spill restoration and recovery resources. The director will be responsible for program development, long-term funding and research activities, and coordination and strategic planning among the varied stakeholders of the Read More