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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.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and their Aftermaths
The Gulf Research Program would like to express its deepest sympathies and concern for all those in the Gulf region being harmed by the devastating situation surrounding Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and their aftermaths. We wish for safety, strength, and resilience for everyone in the days and weeks ahead, and we are currently evaluating what we can do to be of assistance.

If you are a GRP grant or fellowship award recipient that has been affected and may require any flexibility pertaining to your award, please contact for grants and for fellowships.

The following websites have compiled helpful lists of resources relating to extreme coastal weather events and recovery along with ways for people to be of assistance:

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Apply To Be a Mirzayan Fellow
Apply to be a 2018 Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow by September 8, 2017. Learn more about the Gulf Research Program's past Mirzayan fellows here.
Loop Current Study
Learn more about the Committee on Advancing Understanding of Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Dynamics and its statement of task.
Learn More About the National Academies
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