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Gulf Research Program's 2018 Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2018 Annual Report. Download the report to learn about last year's activities and accomplishments, including:
  • Awarding nearly $20 million in grants to 50 projects,
  • Awarding more than $2 million to support up-and-coming professionals through our Early-Career Research Fellowship and Science Policy Fellowship programs,
  • Supporting 6 National Academies studies, 1 National Academies workshop, and various external conferences and workshops on topics relevant to our initiatives, and
  • Supporting various external collaborations, including a pilot effort to convert an existing ocean mooring into the first long-term deep ocean observatory in the Gulf of Mexico and a Sea Grant-led workshop series in coastal regions around the United States aimed at improving community preparedness for future oil spills.
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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.

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