NOAA RESTORE Science Program Announces Additional Award From 2019 Competition

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program has awarded $3.6M to a project team that will characterize seasonal, annual, and decadal trends in marine mammal species in the Gulf of Mexico. They will also assess the role of ocean conditions and human activities in driving these trends. This project is coordinated with the Reduce Impacts of Anthropogenic … Continue reading

Gulf Science and Restoration Programs Update Three Year Funding Calendar

The science and restoration programs working in the Gulf of Mexico understand the need for stakeholders to remain informed of future funding opportunities.  To this end, they have collectively updated a three year calendar consolidating currently planned funding opportunities. This calendar will enable stakeholders to remain informed about opportunities and assist grant applicants in planning … Continue reading

NOAA RESTORE Science Program at GOMOSES Conference 2020

At the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science (GOMOSES) Conference in Tampa, FL, the NOAA RESTORE Science Program will participate in workshops, moderate a session, and learn about recent advances in Gulf ecosystem science and its application. In the opening plenary, I will join Christopher Aeppli (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences), Ed Buskey … Continue reading

NOAA RESTORE Science Program at CERF 2019 Conference

At the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) 2019 Biennial Conference in Mobile, AL, the NOAA RESTORE Science Program will participate in sessions and learn about recent advances in coastal and estuarine science and its application. Program director Julien Lartigue will join Melissa Baustian (Louisiana Center of Excellence), Kelly Darnell (Mississippi-Based RESTORE Act Center of … Continue reading

Partly cloudy with a chance of migrating birds

Did you know the same data used to create weather forecasts can also be used for migratory bird conservation? Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Southern Mississippi, University of Delaware, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with support for the NOAA RESTORE Science Program are pairing weather radar data with one … Continue reading

NOAA RESTORE Science Program Announces Awards From 2019 Competition

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program has completed its third funding competition and awarded approximately $15.6M to four teams of researchers and resource managers to support work on trends in living coastal and marine resources and the processes driving them in the Gulf of Mexico region. These projects will increase our understanding of how shellfish, fish, … Continue reading

NOAA RESTORE Science Program Releases 2013 – 2018 Program Report

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program announces the release of its first program report that covers from the start of the program in 2013 through 2018. The report, Science to Action, provides an overview of the projects the Science Program has supported, touches on our science and application accomplishments, and looks forward to what’s to come. … Continue reading

The Secret Life of Deepwater Corals in the Gulf of Mexico

Researchers, through a project funded by the NOAA Restore Science Program, are exploring the connections between different coral communities that live in deepwater and low light (mesophotic) habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. These researchers are looking at the genes in four coral species to find out the family relationship between corals of the same … Continue reading

NOAA’s RESTORE Science Program provides supplemental funding to study impact of Hurricane Michael on seagrass

In 2016, dockside revenue for blue crabs caught in the Gulf of Mexico was in excess of 65 million dollars. Blue crabs are highly dependent on seagrass (Thalassia testudinum) habitat for their reproduction and growth. Yet the impact of hurricanes on seagrass health, and therefore blue crab economics, is unknown. In response to this need, … Continue reading