The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Gulf Research Program
New land formation in Atchafalaya Bay at the mouths of the Wax Lake Outlet and the Atchafalaya River. Credit: NASA.
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Over its 30-year duration, the Gulf Research Program works to enhance oil system safety and the protection of human health and the environment in the Gulf of Mexico and other U.S. outer continental shelf areas by seeking to improve understanding of the region’s interconnecting human, environmental, and energy systems and fostering application of these insights to benefit Gulf communities, ecosystems, and the Nation.

Connect with the Gulf Research Program at the 2016 Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference
January 28, 2016

The Gulf Research Program is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference in Tampa, FL (February 1-4, Tampa Marriott Waterside). Program staff will be available to answer questions in the Grand Ballroom Foyer throughout the conference. Look for the Gulf Research Program’s booth on the 2nd floor or connect with staff at the following conference events that the program is hosting, co-organizing, or sponsoring:

  • Onsite Q&A Sessions: 2016 Gulf Research Program Fellowships
  • Onsite Q&A Sessions: 2016 Gulf Research Program Grants
  • Oral Sessions 014A & 014B: Extending the Use of Information from Oil Spills: Synthesis and Application of Research and Observations from Regions along the US Outer Continental Shelf
  • Poster Session
  • Message Box Training Workshop: Communicating Your Science
Read more about all of these events, including times and locations, here

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Now Accepting Applications: 2016 Fellowships and Exploratory Grants
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2013-2014 annual report.
Upcoming: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference
The Gulf Research Program is co-sponsoring this upcoming conference. A schedule of events is available here.