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

New Research Informs Management of Rare Gulf of Mexico Whale

With the Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whale designated as an endangered species in April 2019, it is more important than ever to learn about the whale’s critical habitat as a first step in planning for its recovery. This is where lead investigator, Dr. Lance Garrison, and the NOAA RESTORE Science Program come into play with … Continue reading

Update on NOAA RESTORE Science Program Competition on Long-term Trends

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program is continuing to review full applications submitted to our competition on long-term trends in living coastal and marine resources and the processes that drive them. While the partial government shutdown earlier this year delayed our merit review of applications, we still anticipate being able to inform applicants of the results … Continue reading

NOAA RESTORE Science Program at GOMOSES Conference 2019

At Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science (GOMOSES) Conference in New Orleans, LA, 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 partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Science Program has organized a session … Continue reading