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  • Register now for upcoming virtual roundtable on offshore wind energy (5/31/2021) - Join us for a virtual roundtable discussion to learn about a new Renewable Energy Task Force taking shape in the Gulf of Mexico. Speakers from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Louisiana Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities, Coastal Zone Management Program, and Shell will provide perspectives and answer questions on regional offshore wind goals,…
  • Prepare for hurricane season now with the “Homeowners Handbook” (5/31/2021) - Individuals, families, and communities all have a role to play in reducing their risk from hurricanes and other natural disasters. GOMA encourages all Gulf Coast residents to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1. The “Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters” is a resource for homeowners and other Gulf Coast residents…
  • GOMA continues popular “Tool Time with Dave” webinar series this summer (5/31/2021) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is launching a second series of virtual Tools Café webinars this summer. Last year’s “Tool Time with Dave” webinar series, hosted by Dave Reed, GOMA Program Director, featured 24 tools on a wide range of Alliance priority topics including sea-level rise, water quality, and socioeconomics. The 2021 webinar schedule, call…
  • GOMA’s Water Resources Team requests proposals for Texas water quality economics project (5/31/2021) - The GOMA Water Resources Team is currently soliciting proposals for a new project to examine the economic impacts of recurring brown tide harmful algal bloom events in Baffin Bay, Texas. The economic data will support ongoing work to improve water quality and restore this iconic bay system. This project is funded by Freeport McMoRan through…
  • Compilation of northern Gulf sediment data is now available (5/31/2021) - A new compilation of sediment data and associated gap analysis are now available on the GOMA website. The report includes a wealth of spatial data including historic geophysical surveys, sediment core and grab samples, interpreted sediment bodies, planned borrow areas, proven sediment sources, and marine hazard and avoidance areas. Maps of available digital data are also…
  • Embrace the Gulf initiative expands reach with PSA video (4/30/2021) - The Embrace Gulf 2021 initiative has expanded beyond social media with a new public service announcement video. Our PSA showcases the vitality and sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico. Watch the video now and be on the lookout for a local broadcast in your area. Lately, the PSA has been seen on cable channels such as CNN…
  • Over 1,200 coastal scientists and managers engage during virtual Gulf of Mexico Conference (4/30/2021) - GOMA hosted the Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) virtual preview on April 14, 2021. GoMCon combines the annual GOMA All Hands Meeting, the annual Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, and the triennial State of the Gulf Summit. Bringing these three meetings together in a combined conference emphasizes the important intersections between restoration,…
  • New Gulf Star projects set to make a positive impact across the Gulf (4/30/2021) - GOMA’s Gulf Star Program is a unique public-private partnership that leverages contributions from agencies, businesses, and non-profits without requiring match funds from grant recipients. The new projects for 2021 focus on supporting GOMA Team actions such as coastal resilience, underrepresented and underserved communities, citizen science water and marine debris monitoring, living shorelines, wildlife conservation, and…
  • GOMA Team Mid Year meetings coming to Biloxi this fall (4/30/2021) - Save the date for the GOMA Team Mid-Year meetings on September 21-23, 2021 in Biloxi, Mississippi! This meeting will be hosted in a hybrid format with options to attend in-person or virtually. Our teams have been working diligently over the last year and we are excited for a sense of “normalcy” as we slowly re-introduce…
  • 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.