Under the RESTORE Act, NOAA, in consultation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, is responsible for administering a program to achieve an integrative, holistic understanding of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and support restoration efforts and long-term sustainability of the ecosystem.
The program is formally known as the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Science, Observation, Monitoring and Technology Program, and commonly known as the NOAA RESTORE Science Program.
To raise awareness of the program and to provide an opportunity for researchers, resource managers, and others to offer input on the direction of the program, NOAA is hosting a public meeting on Monday, June 24 in conjunction with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance All-hands Meeting. The public meeting is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the NOAA RESTORE Science Program and it is not necessary to register for the All-Hands Meeting to attend the public meeting. The details for the public meeting is as follows:
- What: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Science, Observation, Monitoring and Technology Program (NOAA RESTORE Science Program) Public Meeting
- When: 4:00-6:00pm, Monday, June 24, 2013
- Where: Audubon Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, Florida
- Address: 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, Florida, USA, 33607
For more information about the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, please visit https://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org.