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Gulf Research Program The Gulf Research Program seeks to enhance offshore energy system safety and protect human health and the environment by catalyzing advances in science, practice, and capacity to generate long-term benefits for the Gulf of Mexico region and the nation.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Our work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Our work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine.

Attention Gulf community: we are looking for stories from community members, Gulf organizations, students, or higher edu...
09/17/2021

Attention Gulf community: we are looking for stories from community members, Gulf organizations, students, or higher education professionals. These stories will spotlight community-academic partnerships during times of crisis.

Learn More: http://ow.ly/B0VV50GbUsZ

Attention Gulf community: we are looking for stories from community members, Gulf organizations, students, or higher education professionals. These stories will spotlight community-academic partnerships during times of crisis.

Learn More: http://ow.ly/B0VV50GbUsZ

We are developing a strategy to advance scientific understanding of the ongoing and future transitions of the Mississipp...
09/16/2021

We are developing a strategy to advance scientific understanding of the ongoing and future transitions of the Mississippi River Delta and its ecosystems in order to inform future decisions. Join us for a webinar to explore critical science questions. http://ow.ly/SadT50G6fv5

We are developing a strategy to advance scientific understanding of the ongoing and future transitions of the Mississippi River Delta and its ecosystems in order to inform future decisions. Join us for a webinar to explore critical science questions. http://ow.ly/SadT50G6fv5

“A lot of times you can’t see inequalities, they aren’t in your face. It's over time, or it's looking at things spatiall...
09/15/2021

“A lot of times you can’t see inequalities, they aren’t in your face. It's over time, or it's looking at things spatially, that you begin to understand data and change over time.”
Read about how Simone Chapman is applying a racial equity lens to her work: http://ow.ly/oVlf50Gaphx

“A lot of times you can’t see inequalities, they aren’t in your face. It's over time, or it's looking at things spatially, that you begin to understand data and change over time.”
Read about how Simone Chapman is applying a racial equity lens to her work: http://ow.ly/oVlf50Gaphx

WEBINAR TODAY: Future Delta: Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program.  Join us at 2pm to learn about Louisiana Co...
09/15/2021

WEBINAR TODAY: Future Delta: Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program. Join us at 2pm to learn about Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s program on this dynamic delta which is informing GRP efforts.
Register here: http://ow.ly/3Q2N50G94zp

WEBINAR TODAY: Future Delta: Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program. Join us at 2pm to learn about Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s program on this dynamic delta which is informing GRP efforts.
Register here: http://ow.ly/3Q2N50G94zp

Using data science and maps to visualize historical inequities and climate change, Simone Chapman is working to make str...
09/13/2021

Using data science and maps to visualize historical inequities and climate change, Simone Chapman is working to make strides in environmental justice. Read the article: http://ow.ly/va4h50G942Q

Using data science and maps to visualize historical inequities and climate change, Simone Chapman is working to make strides in environmental justice. Read the article: http://ow.ly/va4h50G942Q

"Understanding how storms have evolved over time provides a baseline against which to evaluate tropical cyclones with an...
09/10/2021

"Understanding how storms have evolved over time provides a baseline against which to evaluate tropical cyclones with and without human impacts on the climate system." Read this article from Rice University: http://ow.ly/4tNp50G7JkJ

"Understanding how storms have evolved over time provides a baseline against which to evaluate tropical cyclones with and without human impacts on the climate system." Read this article from Rice University: http://ow.ly/4tNp50G7JkJ

In a 2014-2015 design competition, teams envisioned a future lowermost #MississippiRiver. Join us on Sept 23 at 1pm ET f...
09/08/2021

In a 2014-2015 design competition, teams envisioned a future lowermost #MississippiRiver. Join us on Sept 23 at 1pm ET for a webinar that will explore critical science questions and requirements that emerged from the designs. Register here: http://ow.ly/xQIi50G6f72

In a 2014-2015 design competition, teams envisioned a future lowermost #MississippiRiver. Join us on Sept 23 at 1pm ET for a webinar that will explore critical science questions and requirements that emerged from the designs. Register here: http://ow.ly/xQIi50G6f72

We have complied a few resources from around the National Academies on predicting, managing, and preparing for disasters...
09/02/2021

We have complied a few resources from around the National Academies on predicting, managing, and preparing for disasters like #HurricaneIda. You can view them here: http://ow.ly/dolf50G36ar

We have complied a few resources from around the National Academies on predicting, managing, and preparing for disasters like #HurricaneIda. You can view them here: http://ow.ly/dolf50G36ar

How can communities and governments prepare for and face increasingly extreme events in a changing climate? Join Marshal...
08/31/2021

How can communities and governments prepare for and face increasingly extreme events in a changing climate? Join Marshall Shepherd (University of Georgia), Craig Fugate (former FEMA Administrator), and Marissa Aho (Washington State Department of Natural Resources) Sept. 15 for Climate Conversations.
http://ow.ly/CEPL50G1vFZ

How can communities and governments prepare for and face increasingly extreme events in a changing climate? Join Marshall Shepherd (University of Georgia), Craig Fugate (former FEMA Administrator), and Marissa Aho (Washington State Department of Natural Resources) Sept. 15 for Climate Conversations.
http://ow.ly/CEPL50G1vFZ

WEBINAR UPDATE! We have rescheduled the Future Delta: Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program webinar to Septembe...
08/30/2021
Webinar - Future Delta: Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program

WEBINAR UPDATE! We have rescheduled the Future Delta: Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program webinar to September 15 at 2 PM ET. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope that you will be able to join us in September.
http://ow.ly/VKwJ50G0T6n

Learn about Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s program on this dynamic delta which is informing GRP efforts.

Register for our Thriving Communities webinar happening TOMORROW 1pm ET.  Hear from Dr. Denise Lewis & Dr. Desiree Sepon...
08/25/2021

Register for our Thriving Communities webinar happening TOMORROW 1pm ET. Hear from Dr. Denise Lewis & Dr. Desiree Seponski from the University of Georgia on how individuals utilize social networks and services to respond to environmental stressors. http://ow.ly/BVCx50FY15P

Register for our Thriving Communities webinar happening TOMORROW 1pm ET. Hear from Dr. Denise Lewis & Dr. Desiree Seponski from the University of Georgia on how individuals utilize social networks and services to respond to environmental stressors. http://ow.ly/BVCx50FY15P

When shellfish farmers are deciding where to grow clams and oysters, they often act on outdated #waterquality data. Fell...
08/19/2021

When shellfish farmers are deciding where to grow clams and oysters, they often act on outdated #waterquality data. Fellow Natalie Nelson is working to predict water quality trends, so shellfish farmers can make better informed decisions. Read the article: http://ow.ly/JQGE50FTvX4

When shellfish farmers are deciding where to grow clams and oysters, they often act on outdated #waterquality data. Fellow Natalie Nelson is working to predict water quality trends, so shellfish farmers can make better informed decisions. Read the article: http://ow.ly/JQGE50FTvX4

Join us on Aug 26 @1pm ET for Culturally Responsive Practices for Building Community Resilience. Participants will learn...
08/18/2021

Join us on Aug 26 @1pm ET for Culturally Responsive Practices for Building Community Resilience. Participants will learn about the barriers to improving resilience among immigrant communities and best practices for culturally responsive interventions http://ow.ly/fsSK50FTvNf

Join us on Aug 26 @1pm ET for Culturally Responsive Practices for Building Community Resilience. Participants will learn about the barriers to improving resilience among immigrant communities and best practices for culturally responsive interventions http://ow.ly/fsSK50FTvNf

ONE WEEK LEFT! If you are an early-career scientist working in offshore energy--this paid fellowship opportunity is for ...
08/18/2021

ONE WEEK LEFT! If you are an early-career scientist working in offshore energy--this paid fellowship opportunity is for you. Unrestricted funds, mentoring, access to the GPR alumni network, and more. Learn more and apply: http://ow.ly/Mn9r50FQIQ5

ONE WEEK LEFT! If you are an early-career scientist working in offshore energy--this paid fellowship opportunity is for you. Unrestricted funds, mentoring, access to the GPR alumni network, and more. Learn more and apply: http://ow.ly/Mn9r50FQIQ5

Without action, Louisiana is poised to lose thousands of square miles of land along its coast over the coming decades. W...
08/16/2021
Webinar - Future Delta: Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program

Without action, Louisiana is poised to lose thousands of square miles of land along its coast over the coming decades.

We will be joined by experts from the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and The Water Institute of the Gulf on Aug. 31 from 2-3:30pm ET for a webinar on understanding the future of the Mississippi Delta.

Register to attend: http://ow.ly/5c9j50FPYZY

Learn about Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s program on this dynamic delta which is informing GRP efforts.

Calling emerging scientific leaders! We are accepting applications for our PAID fellowship opportunity.  #OffshoreEnergy...
08/16/2021

Calling emerging scientific leaders! We are accepting applications for our PAID fellowship opportunity. #OffshoreEnergy Safety Fellows will focus on contributing to the understanding, management, & reduction of systemic risk in offshore energy activities. http://ow.ly/XOnx50FPTAA

Calling emerging scientific leaders! We are accepting applications for our PAID fellowship opportunity. #OffshoreEnergy Safety Fellows will focus on contributing to the understanding, management, & reduction of systemic risk in offshore energy activities. http://ow.ly/XOnx50FPTAA

How do cultural differences among refugee and immigrant communities influence resilience in the Gulf Coast?Stay tuned fo...
08/14/2021

How do cultural differences among refugee and immigrant communities influence resilience in the Gulf Coast?

Stay tuned for more details about our Aug. 26 webinar with Dr. Denise Lewis & Dr. Desiree Seponski:
http://ow.ly/Uj6a50FQIF7

How do cultural differences among refugee and immigrant communities influence resilience in the Gulf Coast?

Stay tuned for more details about our Aug. 26 webinar with Dr. Denise Lewis & Dr. Desiree Seponski:
http://ow.ly/Uj6a50FQIF7

Matthew Varkony is a doctoral student at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. ...
08/13/2021

Matthew Varkony is a doctoral student at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. His research focuses on the social consequences of climate change, in particular, on acutely vulnerable, lower resourced coastal communities. Varkony will be hosted by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. http://ow.ly/WHsI50FMcYp

Matthew Varkony is a doctoral student at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. His research focuses on the social consequences of climate change, in particular, on acutely vulnerable, lower resourced coastal communities. Varkony will be hosted by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. http://ow.ly/WHsI50FMcYp

Kirstie Tandberg Francis is a doctoral candidate in integrative biology at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch O...
08/13/2021

Kirstie Tandberg Francis is a doctoral candidate in integrative biology at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. She has identified novel marine natural products which reduce levels of a protein target called survivin in cancer cells her doctoral dissertation research. Tandberg will be hosted by NOAA – National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). http://ow.ly/J58Z50FMcWs

Kirstie Tandberg Francis is a doctoral candidate in integrative biology at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. She has identified novel marine natural products which reduce levels of a protein target called survivin in cancer cells her doctoral dissertation research. Tandberg will be hosted by NOAA – National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). http://ow.ly/J58Z50FMcWs

Allison Snider is a Ph.D. candidate at Louisiana State University. Her research uses avian diets to understand the ecolo...
08/13/2021

Allison Snider is a Ph.D. candidate at Louisiana State University. Her research uses avian diets to understand the ecological response of coastal communities to large scale disturbances, including Hurricane Isaac and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Snider will be hosted by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. http://ow.ly/unMn50FMcUB

Allison Snider is a Ph.D. candidate at Louisiana State University. Her research uses avian diets to understand the ecological response of coastal communities to large scale disturbances, including Hurricane Isaac and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Snider will be hosted by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. http://ow.ly/unMn50FMcUB

Blair Morrison is working to complete her M.S. in Marine Sciences from the University of South Alabama. Based at the Dau...
08/12/2021

Blair Morrison is working to complete her M.S. in Marine Sciences from the University of South Alabama. Based at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, her master’s work focuses on the interactions between environmental factors, plankton communities, and Vibrio bacteria in eastern Mississippi Sound. Morrison will be hosted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. http://ow.ly/Zl3L50FMcT0

Blair Morrison is working to complete her M.S. in Marine Sciences from the University of South Alabama. Based at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, her master’s work focuses on the interactions between environmental factors, plankton communities, and Vibrio bacteria in eastern Mississippi Sound. Morrison will be hosted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. http://ow.ly/Zl3L50FMcT0

Jackson Martinez will receive an M.S. degree in Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. His master's...
08/12/2021

Jackson Martinez will receive an M.S. degree in Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. His master's research used molecular genetic techniques to characterize the stock structure of striped marlin (Kajikia audax) in the central North Pacific Ocean. Martinez will be hosted by the Louisiana Office of the Governor - Coastal Activities. http://ow.ly/rM8B50FMcRt

Jackson Martinez will receive an M.S. degree in Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. His master's research used molecular genetic techniques to characterize the stock structure of striped marlin (Kajikia audax) in the central North Pacific Ocean. Martinez will be hosted by the Louisiana Office of the Governor - Coastal Activities. http://ow.ly/rM8B50FMcRt

Miranda Madrid earned her M.S. in marine science from the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in 2021. Her grad...
08/12/2021

Miranda Madrid earned her M.S. in marine science from the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in 2021. Her graduate research focused on evaluating the impact of local, long-term monitoring at the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), particularly how coastal wetland plants are responding to changes in climate and how managers use this long-term information to make decisions. Madrid will be hosted by the NOAA RESTORE Science Program. http://ow.ly/MZpZ50FMcwi

Miranda Madrid earned her M.S. in marine science from the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in 2021. Her graduate research focused on evaluating the impact of local, long-term monitoring at the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), particularly how coastal wetland plants are responding to changes in climate and how managers use this long-term information to make decisions. Madrid will be hosted by the NOAA RESTORE Science Program. http://ow.ly/MZpZ50FMcwi

Jordan Logarbo earned her M.S. in Renewable Natural Resources: Fisheries and Aquaculture from Louisiana State University...
08/11/2021

Jordan Logarbo earned her M.S. in Renewable Natural Resources: Fisheries and Aquaculture from Louisiana State University in 2021. Her master's thesis explored the mutualistic relationship between the Gulf ribbed mussel and smooth cordgrass in southeast Louisiana and implications of this relationship for future coastal restoration efforts. Logarbo will be hosted by the NOAA-Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. http://ow.ly/ecvJ50FMctH

Jordan Logarbo earned her M.S. in Renewable Natural Resources: Fisheries and Aquaculture from Louisiana State University in 2021. Her master's thesis explored the mutualistic relationship between the Gulf ribbed mussel and smooth cordgrass in southeast Louisiana and implications of this relationship for future coastal restoration efforts. Logarbo will be hosted by the NOAA-Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. http://ow.ly/ecvJ50FMctH

Theodore Hilton is a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Anthropology at Tulane University. His dissertation research examines t...
08/11/2021

Theodore Hilton is a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Anthropology at Tulane University. His dissertation research examines the use of historic preservation narratives by descendant residents in southeast Louisiana Free Settlements struggling against industrial encroachment. Hilton will be hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Gulf of Mexico Division. http://ow.ly/nJk050FMcsw

Theodore Hilton is a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Anthropology at Tulane University. His dissertation research examines the use of historic preservation narratives by descendant residents in southeast Louisiana Free Settlements struggling against industrial encroachment. Hilton will be hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Gulf of Mexico Division. http://ow.ly/nJk050FMcsw

08/10/2021

Congratulations to our new Science Policy Fellows! This fall, our fellows will spend one year on the staff of federal, state, local, or non-governmental environmental, natural resource, oil, and gas, and public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region.
We will be introducing them here throughout the week and on Twitter. Read full bios here: http://ow.ly/RJct50FMcoM

Congratulations to Gulf Research Program Executive Director Lauren Alexander Augustine on becoming a member of the Counc...
08/05/2021

Congratulations to Gulf Research Program Executive Director Lauren Alexander Augustine on becoming a member of the Council on Foreign Relations!

Congratulations to Gulf Research Program Executive Director Lauren Alexander Augustine on becoming a member of the Council on Foreign Relations!

Congratulations to 2015 Early-Research Career Fellow, Dr. Anna Michel, on becoming the new Chief Scientist for Deep Subm...
08/04/2021
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution appoints new Chief Scientist for National Deep Submergence Facility

Congratulations to 2015 Early-Research Career Fellow, Dr. Anna Michel, on becoming the new Chief Scientist for Deep Submergence for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute’s National Deep Submergence Facility. Dr. Michel will be the first woman to serve in this role. http://ow.ly/rsui50FKq8P

[caption id="attachment_527766" align="alignright" width="450"] Anna Michel aboard the R/V Falkor for the Hunting Bubbles Cruise to the Cascadia Margin in 2018. The ROV Sebastian was used to investigate the transfer of methane from the seafloor using a suite of novel deep sea instrumentation.Image c...

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The Gulf Research Program is an independent, science-based program founded in 2013 as part of legal settlements with the companies involved in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The program seeks to enhance offshore energy system safety and protect human health and the environment by catalyzing advances in science, practice, and capacity to generate long-term benefits for the Gulf of Mexico region and the Nation. The program has $500 million for use over 30 years to fund studies, projects, and other activities in the areas of research and development, education and capacity, and monitoring and synthesis.

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Open to the public in December 11, 2019 “The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the Gulf Coast Business Council is hosting the “Bonnet Carre Spillway and Louisiana Diversions Forum” from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the University of South Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.”
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the Gulf Coast Business Council will host the Bonnet Carre Spillway & Louisiana Diversions Forum next Wednesday, December 11th. The Bonnet Carre Spillway & Louisiana Diversions Forum Wednesday, December 11th, 1:30 -- 5:30 p.m. USM Gulfpark Campus, Fleming Auditorium Doors open - 1:00 p.m. Program - 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. Reception - 5:30 p.m. If you want your voice to be heard and effectuate change, please attend whether you are from Louisiana or Mississippi. Save our Estuaries!
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