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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

NOW OPEN – Next NOAA RESTORE Science Program Funding Opportunity: Planning for Actionable Science

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program’s funding competition for planning actionable science is now open. 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 Gulf of Mexico. The Science Program is making approximately $2.5 million available … Continue reading

Are you familiar with ACUNE? Consistent Communication Leads to Tool Adoption

Beaches are essential to the tourism economy of Southwest Florida. Sea level rise and increased storminess threaten their existence. Southwest Florida contains the largest area of tidally influenced public lands in the Gulf of Mexico and the fastest growing urban landscape in Florida. Both the human and naturally-occurring components of the ecosystem are under increasing … Continue reading

Next NOAA RESTORE Science Program Funding Opportunity: Planning for Actionable Science – Additional Information

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program plans to release its next funding opportunity in August 2020. 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 Gulf of Mexico. All natural resources and decisions associated with them are … Continue reading

Searching for Seaweed

Did you know the brown seaweed that washes up at the beach is a biologically important habitat? With support from the NOAA RESTORE Science Program, a team led by Dr. Frank Hernandez is searching for this seaweed, also known as sargassum, in the Gulf of Mexico and gaining a better understanding of its importance to … Continue reading

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