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Science-Stakeholder Partnership Leads to Broad Use of Decision-Support Tool in Southwest Florida

Archeologists from the Florida Public Archeology Network conduct a site assessment at Fort Center after Hurricane Irma. Photo courtesy Sara Ayers-Rigsby Peter Sheng first applied in 2015 for funding to develop a tool designed to help managers better understand and predict the effects of sea level rise in Collier County. Though his application received a … Continue reading

NOAA RESTORE Science Program at 10th Biennial Education and Science Forum this week

This week, the NOAA RESTORE Science Program will attend the 10th Biennial Education and Science Forum in Tallahassee, Florida.  Director Julien Lartigue and Hannah Brown, Communications & Engagement Specialist, will present a session on Friday that highlights case studies on living coastal and marine resources being supported by the Science Program and the steps the … Continue reading

Gulf Science and Restoration Programs Update 3-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 ahead … Continue reading

Next NOAA RESTORE Science Program Funding Opportunity: Actionable Science

Photo: Eddie Weeks (Louisiana State University) The NOAA RESTORE Science Program plans to release its next funding opportunity in June 2022 to support previously planned actionable science in the Gulf. This competition will provide natural resource managers, researchers, and other stakeholders with funding to carry out a planned, collaborative research project that informs a specific … Continue reading

Register now for the 2022 Gulf of Mexico Conference

The Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) is scheduled for April 25-28, 2022 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. GoMCon combines the annual Gulf of Mexico Alliance All Hands Meeting, the annual Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, and the tri-annual State of the Gulf Summit. Emphasizing the intersection of science and management across the Gulf Coast … Continue reading

Red tide and gag grouper: Ecosystem modeling used to inform stock assessment and management

Gag grouper are an iconic species on Florida’s Gulf Coast. They are both predator and prey and, because of their unique life cycle, they are subject to shifting ocean currents and other ecosystem processes. Gag grouper are also prized by recreational and commercial fishers. Every three to five years, catch limits for gag grouper are … Continue reading

Firebird: Protecting marsh birds through fire management on the Gulf Coast

Peaking through coastal marsh grasses, a ruby red eye is barely discernible. Tucked into the heavy cover of the high marsh is a bird so elusive that researchers have dubbed it a “secretive marsh bird.” But the black rail is not only secretive, it’s rare. The species was federally listed as threatened in 2020.  This … Continue reading

Submit Abstracts by Aug 4 for AGU Session on Natural Resource Management in the Gulf

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program and Gulf of Mexico Alliance are co-hosting a session at the AGU Fall meeting focused on Natural Resource Management needs for a changing Gulf of Mexico. The AGU Fall Meeting unites more than 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries in the Earth and space sciences community to share their work and … Continue reading