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GoMCon abstract deadline extended to November 30

The abstract submission for GoMCon has been extended to November 30, 2021. Themes include: resilience; living resources; climate impacts; habitat management and restoration; science communication; water and sediment management; and more.

Alliance Releases Governors’ Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilient Coasts

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has released the Governors’ Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilient Coasts, signed by the governors of all five Gulf states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Apply for GOMA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellowship

The DEI Fellow will work directly with headquarters staff and GOMA Priority Issue Teams to enhance GOMA’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and develop specific DEI-related products and programming.

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Alliance invites partners to share Action Plan IV launch with our social media toolkit

We know our partners were instrumental in the development of GOMA’s new Governors’ Action Plan IV for Healthy and Resilient Coasts. Help us amplify the launch of our new action plan and highlight your role in making it happen!

Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker working group seeks case studies of successful use

The Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker working group is finalizing a new Story Map to highlight the great information available through the tool to further promote its use.

New Gulf Star project supports diamondback terrapin outreach

The GOMA Wildlife and Fisheries Team has a new Gulf Star project supporting diamondback terrapin education and outreach along the upper Texas coast.

GOMA Teams gather for successful Mid-Year Meetings

Nearly 250 stakeholders from across the Gulf participated in our six virtual Team Meetings September 21-23, 2021.

GOMA responds to Hurricane Ida with recovery assistance mini-grants

GOMA’s hurricane mini-grant program provides funding for projects that address immediate needs after major hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico related to our priority areas.

Gulf Star project provides valuable insights on economic impact of Florida HABs

In 2020, the GOMA Water Resources Team worked with economists from the Balmoral Group to understand the financial effects of the 2017-2019 Florida harmful algal bloom (HAB) event.

GOMA Water Resource Team launches new project in Texas

The GOMA Water Resources Team is continuing its work to study the connections between economic health and water quality with a new project in coastal Texas.

Updated and expanded Coastal Community Resilience Index now available

The GOMA Coastal Resilience Team and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium have released a newly updated and expanded version of the Coastal Community Resilience Index (CRI) self-assessment tool.

Motiva Enterprises LLC Joins Gulf Star Program

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance encourages all Gulf Coast residents to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season.

“Get to Know the Gulf” articles highlight native wildlife

The Embrace the Gulf initiative has expanded beyond just social media with regular stories in South Mississippi Living magazine highlighting interesting facts about native wildlife species.

GOMA and RESTORE Act Science Program hosting joint session at AGU Fall meeting

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance and RESTORE Act Science Program are co-hosting a session during the 2021 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, December 13-17, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1,200+ Coastal Scientists and Managers Engage During Virtual Gulf Conference

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is continuing the initiative with a new focus on improving the health of the Gulf.

Compilation of northern Gulf sediment data is now available

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.

Get Ready for Hurricane Season Using Disaster Preparedness Resources

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance encourages all Gulf Coast residents to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season.

Embrace the Gulf initiative expands reach with PSA video

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.

GOMA hosts workshop to prioritize oyster data needs

GOMA recently hosted a virtual workshop with over 80 stakeholders from around the region to prioritize data important for oyster management.

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Continues to “Embrace the Gulf”

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is continuing the initiative with a new focus on improving the health of the Gulf.

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