Federal Authorization as a Regional Ocean Partnership

The Alliance receives federal authorization under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as the Regional Ocean Partnership (ROP) for the Gulf of Mexico. This recognizes the Alliance as an intergovernmental coordinator for shared regional priorities including improved ocean and coastal health; enhanced community resilience; and increased regional data sharing.

Governors’ Action Plan IV

For nearly 20 years, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance has built a reputation of fostering collaborative relationships that lead to positive change. The Alliance remains steadfast in its commitment to building partnerships for a healthier Gulf as reflected in the current Governors’ Action Plan.

Embrace the Gulf Campaign

The Alliance launches the “Embrace the Gulf” initiative, a year-long education and awareness effort highlighting the vitality, sustainability, and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico. Building on this success, the initiative continues into 2021 with a call to action campaign focused on ways to volunteer, help wildlife, get outside, and…

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Gulf Star

The Alliance launches the Gulf Star Program, a public-private partnership that provides funding for projects supporting healthy beaches, clean waters, productive ecosystems, and thriving coastal communities in the Gulf of Mexico region.

Governors’ Action Plan III

Continuing 10 years of successful collaboration between the Gulf states and regional partners, the Alliance releases Governors’ Action Plan III for Healthy and Resilient Coasts.The plan reinforces the Alliance’s commitment to effective regional collaboration and coordination, addressing issues common to all five Gulf states in a voluntary way. GOMA began…

Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker

Filling a need for comprehensive information on restoration, recovery, and research funded by settlements from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Alliance partners with The Trust for Public Lands and Ducks Unlimited to create the Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker. It includes location, type, cost, funding, and scope information for over…

Business Advisory Council

The Alliance starts a Business Advisory Council to build relationships with the diverse industries dependent on the resources and resilience of the Gulf of Mexico. Council members collaborate with government agencies, academia, and non-governmental organizations on priority issues and work to foster a shared stewardship of the Gulf.

Deepwater Horizon

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven workers lose their lives and over 130 million gallons of oil are released into the Gulf, creating one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. Numerous civil and criminal settlements resulted from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including programs to…