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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.

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award $10.8 Million to Build Healthy, Resilient Coastal Communities

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced awards totaling $10.8 million to support four new projects in Louisiana and Alabama. All four projects are aimed at enhancing the science and practice of resilience in coastal communities located in the Gulf of Mexico region. The projects will increase understanding of community attributes that influence resilience and develop tools and strategies communities can use to strengthen their resilience.

To learn more about the projects, read the full press release or visit the GRP’s funded projects page.

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