alliance overview

Since 2004, the five Gulf states have been the foundation of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, a partnership network dedicated to working on issues common to the Gulf region. The members of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance include state and federal agencies, tribal governments, communities, academic organizations, businesses, and non-governmental organizations in the region. The overarching goals of the Alliance continue to be: providing forums for collaboration, developing and modifying tools to address regional issues, enabling strategic partnerships, and tracking restoration efforts.

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s mission is to enhance the environmental and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico through increased regional collaboration.

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has built a reputation for fostering collaborative relationships that lead to positive change. Within the Alliance, the large network of partners works together to address issues in ways that a single entity cannot. The Alliance has grown into a trusted source of scientific information and best management practices for coastal communities and ecosystems across the region. By working together, we have strengthened our community resilience, increased access to data, and improved our management of coastal habitats and wildlife species.


Gulf States


Partner Organizations



Regional Ocean Partnership

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is the Regional Ocean Partnership for the Gulf of Mexico, designated by the governors of the five Gulf States: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Regional Ocean Partnerships:

  • are focused on issues that are priorities for their region;
  • are inclusive and provide a voice for a wide variety of stakeholders;
  • provide intentional and inclusive coordination and collaboration; and
  • leverage public and private funding to accomplish common objectives.