Priority Issue Teams

COASTAL RESILIENCEThe 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 team incorporates 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 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 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. The team is led by the State of Texas, Commission for Environmental Quality, and coordinated by the Harte Research Institute.

Cross-Team Initiatives

In addition to the above changes in the Priority Issue Teams, GOMA teams work together on three cross-team regional initiatives, including:

Contact one of the Cross-Team coordinators.

Benefits of Participating in GOMA Teams

  • Networking, collaboration, information exchange
  • Keep current on projects and efforts in the region
  • Communicate your projects and efforts to key regional players
  • Partnership opportunities for project development

GOMA provides that center-piece network for all these things.

Joining a Team

Anyone is welcome to be a member of GOMA Teams. There is no membership requirement or dues payments.

Teams meet as opportunities present themselves via conference call, meetings, webinars, etc. Each team has a coordinator to organize and keep the team members well informed. Participation is flexible and according to interests and abilities.

To learn more or become a member of one of the Team or Cross-Team Initiatives, contact a team’s Coordinator or Laura Bowie.