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  • Tool Time with Dave is rescheduled (9/14/2020) -
  • Today’s Tool Time with Dave – Monitoring: Impacts, Guidelines, and Alerts (9/1/2020) - What happens today? Tool Time with Dave! Don't miss the third installment at 2:00 pm central on Monitoring: Impacts, Guidelines, and Alerts. Join: https://www.gotomeet.me/GOMADataTeam/tooltime
  • Studying the economic outcomes associated with HAB events (8/31/2020) - To understand the financial impacts of harmful algal blooms (HABs), the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Water Resources Team worked with economists at the Balmoral Group. The project quantified the linkages between economic outcomes and Gulf of Mexico coastal health.
  • Fully Serving the Underserved with the Education and Engagement Team (8/28/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Education and Engagement Team is planning a virtual workshop for January 2021. "Fully Serving the Underserved," will take place in interactive segments spread out over two days. The Team will cover ways to identify, engage, and support underrepresented and underserved populations.
  • Snap a selfie to help Embrace the Gulf (8/28/2020) - Help us "Embrace The Gulf" this year and spread awareness! Snap a selfie or have someone take your picture with something you think embodies the Gulf of Mexico. 
  • Are you ready to Paddle the Gulf? (8/28/2020) - Are you looking for a unique view of our coastal waterways? The Paddle the Gulf website is live and ready to guide you. Experienced and novice paddlers alike will find this site a go-to resource.
  • Join the First Tool Time with Dave on Sea Level Rise and Stormwater (8/4/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance kicks off "Tool Time with Dave" today, August 4th, at 2:00 pm central. The first program of the virtual series presents tools on sea level rise and stormwater. 
  • Take the Gulf Conference 2021 Survey (8/3/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is coordinating a Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCON). This Gulf-focused conference will combine the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Sciences (GoMOSES) conference with the Harte Research Institute’s tri-annual Gulf Summit and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s (GOMA) annual All Hands meeting. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we…
  • Oyster Blueprint Is Now Available (7/31/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance developed an overarching strategy for regional data sharing. The Oyster Blueprint is the result of a stakeholder engagement workshop with oyster managers from around the Gulf region, held in January 2020.
  • Wednesday Webinar – Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida (7/28/2020) - Join us this week for our bi-monthly Wednesday Webinar on the "Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida." The hour-long session is July 29th at 2:00 pm central.
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Kicks Off Tool Time with Dave (7/15/2020) - Join us for "Tool Time with Dave" starting August 4th! The virtual tools café features 8 interactive webinars on 24 of the latest resources for Gulf of Mexico.
  • Water Resources Team Virtual Sessions (7/10/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Water Resources Team (Team) invites you to join them for two virtual meetings on July 14 and July 28.
  • Shout Out this Month to Dave Reed (6/29/2020) - Meet Dave Reed with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He is the Co-Chair for the Data and Monitoring Team and the new host of our virtual tools cafe'.
  • Updated Homeowners Handbooks Are Now Available (5/28/2020) - June is the official start of the hurricane season for the Gulf Coast. Designed specifically for homeowners, the Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters is a critical resource for anyone wanting to reduce the risks to their family and property from natural hazards. The handbook covers essential information on emergency preparedness, evacuation planning, flood/wind…
  • Sediment Management Next Steps: Creating a Sand Resource Availability Tool (5/28/2020) - The Alliance Habitat Resources Team is taking the next steps in their actions to address sediment management. In 2018, the Alliance funded the Louisiana Sand Availability and Allocation Program (LASAAP) through its Gulf Star Partnership. The project compiled data to create an ArcGIS-based decision support tool to assist natural resource managers and others in restoration…
  • Wednesday Webinar: Stakeholder Resources for Living Shorelines (5/26/2020) - Please join us this week for our bi-monthly Wednesday webinar. Renee Collini and Sara Martin, with the Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, will speak on stakeholder resources for living shorelines. Learn about new resources to help property owners, contractors, and consultants across the Gulf find information on living shoreline design, construction, cost, and permitting. 
  • Silver Award Goes to Resilience to Future Flooding Videos (5/7/2020) - Congratulations to the Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative (NGOM SSC) on their national award from the National Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals. NGOM SSC won a silver award in the TV/Video Series category for their "Resilience to Future Flooding" video series. 
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Receives Guidestar Platinum Seal (5/6/2020) - Transparency is key. The Alliance recently received the Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency for 2020, which is the highest level of recognition offered. GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
  • Understanding Nekton Use of Estuarine Habitats in the Gulf of Mexico (4/29/2020) - The Alliance's Wildlife & Fisheries Team recently contracted with Abt Associates to produce the guidebook, Understanding Nekton Use of Estuarine Habitats in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. This guidebook targets habitat-specific nekton use and recovery to help natural resource managers plan, implement, and evaluate habitat restoration and protection projects. Work supported could include setting restoration goals, designing projects, monitoring, and communicating project benefits. 
  • Alliance releases Community Impacts Report Gulf Coast Communities: Taking Action for a Better Tomorrow (4/29/2020) - Recognizing that coastal communities are at risk to natural, economic, and technological disasters, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) provided small grants for communities through a series of different funding opportunities. Documenting the assistance, the recently-published Community Impacts Report summarizes the work supported by the Alliance and its partners across the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Tools Café – Call for Virtual Demonstrations (4/22/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) is still accepting submissions for the 2020 Tools Café to take place virtually through a series of webinars. Although we are not meeting in person in June, we will host a series of virtual cafés to showcase tools and allow participants an opportunity to ask questions.
  • A Note from Your Friends at Headquarters (4/14/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) is like a family! And, just like families across the U.S., we are finding new ways to meet and accomplish our objectives during these uncertain times.
  • What You Need to Know About All Hands (4/14/2020) - Out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling the 2020 All Hands Meeting scheduled for June. We are sorely disappointed.  
  • We Are Here (3/31/2020) - From the beginning, organizers designed the Gulf of Mexico Alliance to be a regional organization. So, in essence, we've been working remotely for 16 years now.
  • Stuck at Home Educational Resources (3/31/2020) - The Alliance's Education and Engagement Team is working to support families as they transition into home-based learning. The "Stuck at Home" resource is an informal compilation of online materials for K-12 as well as all ages.