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 (University of Texas at Austin), Jessica Henkel (Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council), Steve Murawski (University of South Florida), and Burt Singer (University of Florida) for a panel discussion moderated by LaDon Swann (Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium) that will focus on the future of research on the Gulf of Mexico.
In partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Science Program has organized a session to showcase examples of resource managers and researchers working together to co-produce science that informs resource management decisions, including projects supported by the Science Program (reef fish surveys, migratory birds, and indicators for ecosystem health and services).
Oral Session-014: Science to Action: Co-Production of Science to Support Resource Management in the Gulf of Mexico
W, Feb 5, 8:30 AM -12:00 PM, Grand Salon G/H
Other project teams supported by the Science Program will present their latest findings on sargassum (W, Feb 5, 9:30 AM, Grand Salon F and W, Feb 5, 9:45 AM Grand Salon F), dolphin tagging (W, Feb 5, poster 102), oysters as bioindicators (Th, Feb 6, 8:45 AM, Grand Salon A/B), and the Bryde’s Whale (Th, Feb 6, 10:45 AM, Grand Salon F).
The Science Program will also participate in other upcoming conferences including the 10th Biennial NOAA Educational Partnership Program/Minority Serving Institutions Education and Science Forum (Mar 29 – Apr 1, 2020, Tallahassee, FL), Louisiana’s State of the Coast (May 26-28, 2020, New Orleans, LA), and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance All Hands Meeting (Jun 23-25, 2020, Biloxi, MS).