The Gulf of Mexico is a bountiful provider and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance wants people to realize the true value of the Gulf ecosystem. The Alliance therefore established the Ecosystem Services Assessment Cross-Team Initiative to enhance the use and communication of ecosystem services science and tools for citizens, scientists, and practitioners. Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from the natural environment, including food, recreation, and storm protection.

The goal of this cross-team initiative is to advance the identification, measurement, and communication of coastal and marine ecosystem goods and services for better management of regional resources and the building of resilient communities.

Funding Opportunity

None at this time.

Gulf Star 2017 Awards

  • Incorporating Socio-Economic Indicators into the Community Resilience Index – Harte Research Institute
    This project assesses how socio-economic and ecosystem service indicators can be incorporated into the Community Resilience Index (CRI). These indicators capture the benefits we receive from natural features and projects such as living shorelines.

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