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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.

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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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