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  • 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.
  • 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…