Gulf Sea Grant Programs Release Gulf Research Survey

The four Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant college programs have released the 2013 Gulf of Mexico research needs survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013GMRP). The survey will be used to update the Gulf of Mexico Research Plan and will be shared with numerous groups that are funding or supporting regional research and restoration activities. These groups include the Gulf … Continue reading

Treasury Issues Proposed RESTORE Act Regulations, Opens 60-Day Comment Period

The U.S. Department of Treasury has released proposed regulations for the RESTORE Act in the Federal Register. The proposed regulations contain procedures required by the RESTORE Act, outlining financial management, auditing, and reporting procedures for the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund. As with the other components of the RESTORE Act, the NOAA RESTORE Science Program … Continue reading

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council releases Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council marked significant progress with the public release of the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast’s Ecosystem and Economy and accompanying Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for formal public comment. The Draft Plan provides a framework to implement a coordinated region-wide restoration effort in a way that restores, protects, … Continue reading

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Announces Public Engagement Sessions

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (the Council) today announced the dates for upcoming public engagement sessions to provide early opportunities for initial input into the Comprehensive Plan for Gulf Coast restoration. Public engagement sessions will be held in Mississippi on February 19, in Louisiana on February 19, 20 and 21, and in Florida on … Continue reading

The Path Forward to Restoring the Gulf Coast

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council releases The Path Forward to Restoring the Gulf Coast as an initial step in developing a more detailed Comprehensive Plan. Ultimately, the Council aims to ensure the long-term environmental health and economic prosperity of the Gulf Coast region. Download the document