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$5 million Available to Advance Understanding of Gulf Coastal Ecosystems and Their Interactions with Natural Processes and Human Activities

The Gulf Research Program is offering up to $5 million in grants to improve understanding of how coastal ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico region are affected by or interact with natural processes and human activities.

This funding opportunity is based on a recent National Academies report, Understanding the Long-Term Evolution of the Coupled Natural-Human Coastal System: The Future of the U.S. Gulf Coast, which highlighted the deep interconnections between natural processes and human activities along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

A letter of intent is required for this opportunity. Submit your letter of intent by 5:00 p.m. ET on May 22, 2019.

Interested in contributing your expertise to this competition? We are seeking peer reviewers to assist in evaluating applications received. Fill out our reviewer interest form.



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$2.5 Million Available to Advance Understanding and Prediction of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current System

The Gulf Research Program is offering up to $2.5 million in grants to support the development or testing of innovative theories, technologies, or methodologies that would help advance understanding and prediction of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current System by expanding the knowledge base or improving tools available for observing and modeling the Loop Current System.

This is the second funding opportunity under our Understanding Gulf Ocean Systems initiative, which is envisioned as a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional research effort to improve understanding of the various interacting physical, biological, and chemical processes at work in the Gulf of Mexico.

Submit your application by June 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Interested in contributing your expertise to this competition? We are seeking peer reviewers to assist in evaluating applications received. Fill out our reviewer interest form.


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New Report: The Use of Dispersants in Marine Oil Spill Response

To provide a current understanding of the state of the science pertaining to dispersants as an oil spill response tool and to inform future marine oil spill operations, the Gulf Research Program co-sponsored a study by the National Academies’ Ocean Studies Board and Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology within the Division on Earth and Life Studies. The resulting report examines and synthesizes both past studies of dispersants and what has been learned about dispersants since Deepwater Horizon to assess the effects and efficacy of dispersants as an oil spill response tool. A public webinar to present the report's findings and recommendations will occur at 1:00 PM Eastern on April 16 (Register).

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New Report: Building and Measuring Community Resilience: Actions for Communities and the Gulf Research Program

To gain a better understanding of the knowledge gaps, research directions, and approaches that could support the development of resilient coastal communities, the Gulf Research Program sponsored a study by the National Academies’ ResilientAmerica Roundtable. The resulting report identifies existing resilience measurement efforts, notes gaps and challenges associated with them, and offers recommendations for communities to build and measure their resilience. 

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Stones Metocean Observatory Project
We're collaborating with Shell on a pilot effort to convert an existing ocean mooring into the first long-term deep ocean observatory in the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more about our collaboration and the Stones Metocean Observatory Project.
Regional Oil Spill Preparedness Workshops
We're collaborating with the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program to convene a series of workshops aimed at improving community preparedness for future oil spills.
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