Priority Issue Teams
COASTAL RESILIENCE – The Resilience Team addresses many of its successful actions and explores others that have immediate effects on our ability to respond to natural and man-made hazards. This team is led by the State of Mississippi, Department of Marine Resources.
DATA & MONITORING – This new team incorporates the water quality monitoring efforts as well as many of the former data and data acquisition efforts of the old Ecosystems Team. This team is led by the State of Florida, Department of Environmental Protection.
EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT – This team focuses on providing education, outreach and engagement to the other team projects and programs. It incorporates a wide variety of audiences including Coastal Trainers, Outreach Specialists, and K–12 educators. It is led by the State of Alabama and coordinated by Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
HABITAT RESOURCES – The Habitat Resources Team (formerly Habitat Conservation and Restoration) continues many very successful actions and incorporates some from the former Ecosystems Team. This team is led by the State of Louisiana, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
WATER RESOURCES – By combining focus areas of the former Water Quality and Nutrients teams, the Water Resources team addresses multiple focus areas related to water quality and quantity in the region. This team is led by the State of Mississippi, Department Environmental Quality.
WILDLIFE & FISHERIES – This new team was developed out of a need to provide a venue for agencies and organizations working directly with wildlife and fisheries issues on a regional basis. This team is working on its own focus areas and action items. It is led by the State of Texas, Commission for Environmental Quality, and coordinated by the Harte Research Institute.