Strategic Plan Virtual Meeting
September 30, 2014
Meeting recording and presentation
Hosted by members of the Gulf Research Program's Advisory Group, this virtual meeting summarized the Program's new strategic plan and offered participants an opportunity to ask questions.
Community Resilience and Health Opportunity Analysis Workshop
September 22-23, 2014
New Orleans, LA
Agenda with speaker presentations
At this small discussion meeting, invited participants defined possible areas where Program investments could improve the health and resilience of Gulf communities. Participants explored needs, challenges, and opportunities across a wide range of topics, including:
Environmental Monitoring Opportunity Analysis Workshop
- Speeding recovery and strengthening the resilience of Gulf communities and ecosystems;
- Improving our understanding of the connections between human health and environment; and
- Developing capacity for innovative, collaborative, and cross-cutting programs that engage and benefit Gulf communities
September 3-4, 2014
New Orleans, LA
Through panel discussion and breakout sessions, about 35 key workshop participants identified environmental monitoring needs within the following two areas of opportunity:
Participants also discussed technological and methodological innovations that could help address these monitoring needs, identified monitoring opportunities uniquely suited to the Gulf Research Program’s 30-year duration, and identified opportunities for partnerships and leveraging of resources.
- Developing ecosystem services models to inform existing and planned habitat restoration
- Improving our understanding of the physical and biological attributes of the deep Gulf of Mexico to enhance environmental protection from the impacts of oil exploration in the deep and ultra-deep water
Meeting of the Full Gulf Research Program Advisory Group
June 11-12, 2014
We apologize to any remote participants who were unable to join the meeting due to technical glitches that caused our WebEx connection to fail to work from our Tampa meeting.
Presentations Available for Download
Enhancing Ocean Observing in the Gulf of Mexico: Roles, Responsibilities & Some Priorities [PDF 8.0 MB]
Steve Murawski, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida
Understanding Natural Variability in Large-Scale Features of the Gulf of Mexico [PDF 10.66 MB]
Frank Muller-Karger, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida
Monitoring for Success with Ecosystem Services [PDF 2.51 MB]
Marc Russell, Gulf Ecology Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ecological Connectivity in the NE GOM: Resiliency in the Once & Future Gulf [PDF 2.43 MB]
Felicia Coleman, Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory
Education and Training Opportunity Analysis Workshop
June 9-10, 2014
This workshop was intended to be an in-depth exploration with approximately 30 key participants from the Gulf Region higher education, workforce development, employer, and policymaking communities. The workshop considered the current state of education and training pathways for preparing the region’s middle-skilled workforce in both the short- and long-term and identified perceived needs and potential opportunities that might be addressed by the Gulf Research Program.
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