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The Gulf Research Program and the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program

Reports Released: Gulf Research Program and Sea Grant Workshop Series on Regional Oil Spill Preparedness, Needs, and Gaps

The Gulf Research Program and the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program recently released five regional reports and one summary report from a collaborative workshop series on oil spill preparedness.

The workshops were held between December 2018 and May 2019 in five states affected by oil spills - Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, and Virginia. Several recurring themes emerged about needs and gaps related to oil spill mitigation and safety, public communication, physical and mental health services, and data collection. Each region also examined potential protocols and pilot projects tailored to their diverse cultures, economies, and natural resources.

To learn more, read the press release and the workshop reports and summary.

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$10.7 Million Awarded to Gulf Coast Community Resilience Projects

The Gulf Research Program is pleased to announce grant awards totaling $10.7 million to support four new projects focused on enhancing community resilience in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region. The awards seek to help bridge the gap between the science and practice of community resilience. The four projects involve researchers and coastal communities throughout Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas working together to co-create actionable information, tools, and strategies these communities can use to enhance their resilience.

To learn more about the projects, read the press release or visit the grant awards page.

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White Paper: Existing Longitudinal Data and Systems for Measuring the Human Dimensions of Resilience, Health, and Well-Being in the Gulf Coast

To inform its future activities and investments, the Gulf Research Program recently commissioned a white paper to gain a better understanding of the availability, accessibility, operability, and gaps relating to existing longitudinal data and systems across the U.S. that measure, or could be used to measure, human dimensions of resilience, health, and well-being in the Gulf region. The resulting paper outlines this information and highlights opportunities for long-term investments that can enhance capacity for monitoring community resilience in the Gulf region.

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