Who is eating whom in natural and created marshes?

Mississippi River diversions and the construction of tidal marshes are key components of the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan, but there is uncertainty about exactly how the management decision to divert water out of the river and into nearby marshes will affect the ecology and functionality of those marshes. With support from the NOAA RESTORE Science … Continue reading

Gulf Science and Restoration Programs Update Three Year Funding Calendar for 2021-23

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

Job Opportunity – Communications and Engagement Position Supporting the NOAA RESTORE Science Program

Through an existing services contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, CSS is hiring a communications and engagement specialist to support the NOAA RESTORE Science Program. This new position will help the Science Program stay connected and communicate with resource managers, researchers, and other stakeholders in the Gulf of Mexico region.  This position has … Continue reading

Full Proposals Due Dec. 15 for Competition on Planning Actionable Science

Full proposals to the NOAA RESTORE Science Program’s current competition on planning for actionable science are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 15, 2020, which is in less than four weeks.   Project teams are advised to submit full proposals via Grants.gov well in advance of the deadline as a precaution against unanticipated … Continue reading

Announcing the Gulf of Mexico Conference 2021

Please mark your calendars for The Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) “preview” on April 14th, 2021! GoMCon combines the annual Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) All Hands Meeting, the annual Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystems Science (GoMOSES) Conference, and the triannual State of the Gulf Summit. The virtual GoMCon preview emphasizes the intersection … Continue reading

Webinar on Scoping and Design of Actionable Science

On Friday, November 20, the Science Program hosted the first webinar in a series entitled How to Co-Produce that explored how to advance partnerships among researchers and resource managers through the use of co-production practices. This webinar focused on the important phases of scoping and designing a project that will produce actionable science. If you … Continue reading

What made Hurricanes Michael, Laura, and Sally so strong?

Hurricane Michael It has been a record-breaking hurricane season thus far, with several storms striking the U.S. Gulf coast, and more than one getting stronger as the storm moved northward and made landfall. Dr. Brian Dzwonkowski of the University of South Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab has identified a sequence of events that led … Continue reading

One Week until Letter of Intent Deadline for NOAA RESTORE Science Program Funding Opportunity: Planning for Actionable Science

The deadline for submitting a letter of intent to the NOAA RESTORE Science Program’s planning for actionable science funding competition is now only a week away. This competition will provide natural resource managers, researchers, and other stakeholders with funding to plan a research project that informs a specific management decision impacting natural resources in the … Continue reading