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

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