• Gulf of Mexico Alliance Gulf Star Program Yields Cumulative Results (2/11/2020) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) recently released its 2019 Gulf Star Annual Report. The report highlights programs and successes accomplished through the Alliance’s Teams and Initiatives over the last several years. As identified in the report, actions taken through the regional partnership produced 1000 volunteer hours and 162 outreach activities serving 14 communities and 74 organizations in addition to some foundational project results.
  • The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Kicks Off “Embrace the Gulf 2020” Campaign (1/6/2020) - This month, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) is launching “Embrace the Gulf 2020,” a daily awareness campaign highlighting the value and vitality of the world’s ninth-largest body of water. The goal of the campaign is to promote the sustainability, beauty, and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Crist Introduces Regional Ocean Partnership Bill, Addresses Gulf of Mexico and Coastal Concerns (12/16/2019) - U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL), along with Representatives Steven Palazzo (R-MS), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), and Chris Smith (R-NJ), introduced the Regional Ocean Partnership Act (H.R. 5390). The bill would formally authorize Regional Ocean Partnerships (ROP) as partners with the federal government to address ocean and coastal concerns. It will provide ROPs with more consistent funding to help them perform their critical mission of supporting ocean and coastal health, sustainability, and resiliency. 
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Wins Gulf Guardian Award (9/27/2019) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) received two 2019 Gulf Guardian Awards at a ceremony hosted by the EPA Gulf of Mexico Division in Gulfport, MS. The Programs that were recognized are the regional Gulf Star public-private partnership, and Gulf Tree, an interactive decision-support tree to help users find climate tools.
  • 2019 Regional Ocean Partnership Act Introduced (7/19/2019) - Mississippi Senator Rodger Wicker introduced the Regional Ocean Partnership Act, July 18, 2019. The Act, if passed by Congress and signed by the President, will authorize Regional Ocean Partnerships (ROPs) to address cross-jurisdictional ocean and coastal issues. The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) would welcome secure and predictable funding to be used to accomplish collaborative regional-scale programs.
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Kicks Off All Hands with Ecotourism (6/10/2019) - Ocean Springs, MS – The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to open the 15th annual All Hands meeting at The Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama, June 11-13, 2019. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Deputy Conservation Commissioner Chris Blankenship is welcoming attendees. Mayor Robert Craft with the…
  • The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Brings in GIS Software Leader Esri for Drone Training (6/9/2019) - Drone use has escalated in recent years. This popular hardware is revolutionizing how companies, governments, and researchers conduct their work. The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) is excited to partner with Esri, the world leader in location intelligence technology, during the Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s annual 2019 All Hands conference. Attendees learn how to use drone imagery with Esri’s Drone2Map software, taking imagery and video and turning them into valuable data products.
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Fifteen Years of Promoting, Preserving, Protecting This Vital Resource (6/3/2019) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY     June 3, 2019   GulfQuest Executive Director, Mike Dow, is pleased to announce that the maritime museum will host executives of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) on Wednesday, June 5 for a Press Conference at 9 AM. GOMA Executive Director, Laura Bowie, will review the history of the organization,…
  • Clean Gulf Associates “Embrace the Gulf” with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (5/24/2019) - Ocean Springs, MS – The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to announce that Clean Gulf Associates, Inc. (Clean Gulf) is the newest member of the Gulf Star Program. They are a not-for-profit cooperative that provides expert support in the mitigation of marine incidents and protecting natural resources. Clean Gulf is joining the Alliance’s…
  • Welcome Chevron to the Gulf Star Program (4/28/2019) - Ocean Springs, MS – The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) has welcomed Chevron USA, Inc. into their Gulf Star program. Chevron (NYSE:CVX) is one of the leading leaseholders in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.  The company strives to build lasting relationships with communities in which it operates. Given the depth of expertise Chevron has with…
  • Equinor Joins the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Gulf Star Program (3/26/2019) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Equinor (NYSE: EQNR), which aims to invest in projects that support a healthy and productive Gulf of Mexico. Equinor is a global energy company, with a key innovation hub located in Houston, Texas, right on the Gulf of Mexico. An ideal position as a new supporter of the Alliance’s Gulf Star Program.
  • Hess Corporation Joins the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Gulf Star Program (8/14/2018) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is pleased to announce a new partnership with Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES), which aims to invest in projects that support a healthy and productive Gulf of Mexico. Hess is a leading independent oil and gas producer in the Gulf of Mexico and is the newest supporter of the Alliance’s Gulf Star Program.
  • 2017 Gulf Star Projects Selected (11/29/2017) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) announced today the award of more than $666,000 for 11 Gulf Star projects. This is the second year of the Gulf Star public-private partnership program. The awards, developed in consultation with GOMA’s Priority Issue Teams, address small, but foundational issues associated with coastal resilience, water quality, habitat resources, data and monitoring, wildlife, education, and ecosystem services.
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announces Final Coastal Resilience Awards (11/6/2017) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to announce Coastal Resilience Awards for two community projects totaling $90,000. The community recipients are The City of Fairhope, Alabama and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana for a project benefiting Terrebonne and LaFourche Parishes. The awards are supported by funding from the NOAA Office for Coastal Management.
  • Hurricane Success Stories (9/28/2017) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance works across the region addressing issues of human, economic, and ecological resilience. Here, we share success stories from our partners. In no way do we want to diminish the long recovery ahead following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. But, however small they may be, we want to highlight the things that worked.
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance and BHP Form Partnership to Support the Pointe-au-Chien Tribe in Coastal Louisiana (9/19/2017) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) is proud to announce a project to support coastal resilience and habitat restoration activities with the Pointe-au-Chien Tribe in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana. BHP, a new Gulf Star partner, is funding this unique project. GOMA will work with partners in the region to identify and implement priority actions to address the Tribe’s cultural and historical resilience, in alignment with the Tribe’s Strategic Plan and ongoing work.
  • Legislation Will Strengthen Coordination in the Gulf Region (6/26/2017) - Senate and House bills will make the Gulf of Mexico Alliance a regional coordination entity.