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  • GOMA hosts workshop to prioritize oyster data needs (3/31/2021) - This month, GOMA hosted a virtual workshop with over 80 stakeholders from around the region to prioritize data important for oyster management. Speakers also shared information from the Restore Gulf Coast Monitoring and Assessment Portal and the Esri Living Atlas. This workshop continues to build on data needs, gaps, and barriers to access identified in…
  • GOMA ‘sits down’ with GoMCon keynote speaker Jack Davis for a virtual Q&A (3/31/2021) - Jack Davis, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” will be the keynote speaker for the Gulf of Mexico Conference Virtual Preview on April 14th, 2021. Below is an excerpt of our Q&A with Davis to get you in the mood for the upcoming keynote. The complete Q&A…
  • Embrace the Gulf 2021 campaign welcomes Hess as a new partner (3/31/2021) - GOMA is pleased to announce that Hess is the newest partner to join our Embrace the Gulf 2021 campaign. “The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has been a great partner for Hess and a great champion for the Gulf of Mexico. We recognize the need to raise awareness of the benefits of a healthy Gulf and…
  • Updated seagrass information is now available (3/31/2021) - The 2020 Seagrass Status and Trends Update compares seagrass coverage change in each of the five Gulf states between 2002 and 2017. Information was gathered from seagrass researchers and managers, analysis and mapping of available data, and an inventory of seagrass projects and reports. The last complete seagrass assessment was completed over a decade ago and…
  • Register now for GOMA Oyster Management Data Sharing Workshop (2/26/2021) - Please join us for an Oyster Management Data Sharing Virtual Workshop on March 3, 2021 from 9:00am – 11:30am Central. We will explore oyster-related datasets, prioritize data for inclusion in the Gulf of Mexico Open Data Platform (GOMOD), and continue developing an oyster management community of practice for the Gulf region. This workshop will continue to…
  • GoMCon announces virtual preview panelists (2/26/2021) - The Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) virtual preview will be on April 14, 2021, from 10 am-1 pm CT. To register, click here. Dr. Jack E. Davis will give a keynote address. Dr. Davis is the Pulitzer-prize winning author of “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea” (2017). Following the keynote address, we will present three panel…
  • New products highlight successes from the Monitoring Community of Practice (2/26/2021) - Over the last two and half years, the Alliance Gulf of Mexico Monitoring Community of Practice (MCoP) has provided a forum for coordination of monitoring and mapping within the larger restoration community. The MCoP was a major component of the RESTORE Council Monitoring and Assessment Program (CMAP) and contributed significantly to developing the CMAP Inventory. CMAP evaluated…
  • The Gulf of Mexico Alliance publishes 2020 Gulf Star Report (2/25/2021) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance recently released the 2020 Gulf Star Report. The Gulf Star Program is a public-private partnership, supporting the goals of healthy beaches, clean waters, productive ecosystems, and thriving coastal communities in the Gulf region. The annual report highlights programs and successes accomplished through the Alliance’s Priority Issue Teams and Cross-Team Initiatives.…
  • Save the date: The Gulf of Mexico Conference virtual preview (1/27/2021) - Please mark your calendars to attend the Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) “virtual preview” on April 14, 2021, from 10 am-1 pm CT. We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker for the GoMCon preview is Dr. Jack E Davis. Dr. Davis is the Pulitzer-prize winning author of “The Gulf: The Making of an American…
  • Embrace the Gulf continues in 2021 with a new emphasis on taking action (1/27/2021) - Embrace the Gulf 2020 brought awareness of the beauty, sustainability, and benefits of the Gulf of Mexico to over 25,000 new followers on social media last year. GOMA is excited to announce that the Embrace the Gulf initiative will continue in 2021 with a new focus on taking action. Throughout the year, we will share ways to…
  • GOMA Education Team “Fully Serving the Underserved” virtual workshop is a huge success (1/25/2021) - This month, GOMA’s Education and Engagement Team hosted a “Fully Serving the Underserved” virtual workshop for over 150 participants from all over the country. Clinton Johnson, leader of the Racial Equity Team at Esri, led off the two-day workshop with a keynote presentation, weaving together the history of redlining, his personal family story, and ways…
  • GOMA partners bring together resilience and conservation tools for better community planning (1/25/2021) - Adopting a forward-thinking approach to community and conservation planning, a new project will identify habitat and wildlife species data that can be integrated into community resilience and hazard planning efforts. Input from partners and stakeholders will guide updates to the Community Health and Resource Management (CHARM) tool and Southeast Conservation Blueprint. These efforts will support ongoing and…
  • Water Resources Team is expanding the understanding of harmful algal bloom economic impacts on water quality (12/30/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Water Resources Team is expanding the understanding of the economic impacts on water quality. The Gulf Star project supported by FMI will address harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the Mississippi Sound.
  • GOMA welcomes Dave Reed as Program Director (12/15/2020) - Please join the Gulf of Mexico Alliance as we welcome Dave Reed to GOMA Headquarters as our new Program Director.
  • Cooperative effort extends Gulf Star monitoring project in Louisiana coastal waters (11/25/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) Water Resources Team is extending a 2017 Gulf Star nutrient reduction project with funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These funds are to accelerate progress on reducing nutrients and improving water quality in 12 states that drain into Mississippi/Atchafalaya River watersheds. The states are members of the Hypoxia Task Force.
  • Register now to attend the Dec. 1-3 virtual Bays and Bayous Symposium (11/23/2020) - Register now to attend the Dec. 1-3 virtual Bays and Bayous Symposium. If you have an interest in coastal sciences, all you have to do is register, and you can attend from anywhere, for free. The Symposium will focus on coastal research, extension and education in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
  • Announcing the Gulf of Mexico Conference “GoMCon” 2021 (11/10/2020) - Please mark your calendars for The Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) “preview” on April 14th, 2021! 
  • We’re excited to announce our Fully Serving the Underserved keynote speaker is … (11/3/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Education and Engagement Team is excited to announce that Esri's Clinton Johnson is the keynote speaker for the "Fully Serving the Underserved" virtual workshop in January. Mr. Johnson’s presentation focuses on the challenges and opportunities related to working with underrepresented and underserved populations in STEM professions.
  • Registration is open for the GOMA marine-debris mid-year stakeholder meeting (10/13/2020) - Marine Debris Cross-Team Initiative Virtual Mid-Year Stakeholder Meeting October 20-21, 2020 The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Marine Debris Cross-Team Initiative is planning a virtual mid-year meeting October 20-21, 2020. Registration is open. The purpose of this meeting is to review cross-team updates, plan to implement the Governors’ Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilience Coasts, and…
  • Marine Debris Cross-Team plans virtual October mid-year meeting (9/30/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Marine Debris Cross-Team Initiative is planning a virtual meeting for October 20-21, 2020.
  • Shout out this month to Dr. Jim Pahl (9/30/2020) - This month we are recognizing Dr. Jim Pahl. He's a senior Coastal Resource Scientist with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
  • The Pointe-au-Chien Tribe experience success (9/29/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance worked with the Pointe-au-Chien Tribe in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, beginning in 2017. The Tribe identified it as a water access priority essential to their economic resilience. An unanticipated benefit occurred during the recent storms.
  • Fully Serving the Underserved – A Virtual Workshop (9/29/2020) -
  • Hurricane Resources 2020 (9/25/2020) - In the wake of the 2020 hurricane season, we compiled these resources. Topics range across state, federal, and various organizations that provide information and give support.
  • Tool Time with Dave is rescheduled (9/14/2020) - Due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Sally on Gulf of Mexico Alliance northern Gulf Coast partners, Tool Time with Dave is rescheduled for September 29th.