Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance manages the operational and non-scientific aspects associated with Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, which includes proposal planning and preparation, administer research grants, implement research database, budget and financial reporting, website management, and program communications and outreach.
Many members of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance are involved in the unprecedented restoration efforts resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Click here to learn more about regional restoration activities including Natural Resource Damage Assessment, RESTORE Act, National Academy of Sciences’ Gulf Research Program, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, and National American Wetlands Conservation Act.
Monitoring Community of Practice
The Gulf of Mexico Monitoring Community of Practice (MCoP) provides a forum for sharing and coordinating monitoring and mapping knowledge with the larger restoration community. Learn more about this joint effort of GOMA, NOAA, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the RESTORE Council. The Alliance is hosting a web presence for the Seagrass Community of Practice and the Avian Monitoring Network. Bookmark this page for future information on these Gulf of Mexico initiatives.
Hypoxia Task Force
The Mississippi River Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force or “Hypoxia Task Force” is led by the Environmental Protection Agency has has a broad, national partnership of which the Alliance is a member. The former Alliance Nutrients Priority Issue Team and Current Water Resources Team work directly with the Hypoxia Task Force on nutrient reduction strategies. The Task Force, in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, researchers, and regional experts, track the annual Gulf of Mexico dead zone. In 2011, the Alliance held its annual All Hands Meeting jointly with the Hypoxia Task Force. The two vast partnerships continue to work toward nutrient and hypoxia solutions in the Gulf of Mexico and its watershed.