Workshop to focus on preparing for harmful algal blooms in Northern Gulf

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and the National Centers for Environmental Information are hosting a half-day workshop about harmful algal blooms (HABs) from 1-4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 13, at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center in Mobile, Alabama. Sessions at the “Preparing for harmful algal blooms in coastal Alabama…

Back-to-back Alabama sessions May 6-7 to wrap up national collaborative workshop series

About a half an hour’s drive separates the fishing village of Bayou La Batre, Alabama, from downtown Mobile. Sea Grant specialist Missy Partyka will make that commute one evening in early May to loop as many people as possible into Preparing for oil spills in the Eastern Gulf: Health, economic resilience, and community well-being, the…

One last bridge: Final researcher/responder workshop April 24 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

In April of 2015, Florida Sea Grant’s Monica Wilson convened a meeting in Port Aransas, Texas, to get people whose job is to study oil spills in the room with people whose job is to respond to them. Wilson, a specialist with a newly formed Sea Grant team dedicated to sharing oil spill science around…

Life hack: Helping the Earth using one easy tool – you

Have you heard about the pollution catastrophe known as marine debris? Marine debris is defined as any man-made material intentionally or unintentionally disposed of in our marine environment. Examples include trash, single-use plastic products, abandoned fishing gear and nets, and derelict vessels. Large and small debris items can be washed into waterways by storm water…

Birds fly into focus at February oil spill science seminar

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the site of the first oil spill science seminar of 2019—attendees will gather at the Louisiana Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (LDFW) on February 28 to spend the day learning about a variety of topics related to oil spills and birds. Birds & Oil Spills, a Sea Grant oil spill science…

Recapture red snapper, receive a reward

The Great Red Snapper Count – a collaborative, multi-state effort to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico – is in full swing. This spring, the project team is initiating the final component of the project: a tagging study, which will rely immensely on participation from stakeholders such as commercial…

Sea Grant collaborative workshop series debuts in Houma

Members of the Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team stayed close to home to host Prioritizing Health and Oil Spill Preparedness in Houma, Louisiana on December 4 and 5. The two-day event was the inaugural workshop in the Regional priority setting for health, social, and economic disruption from spills series, the first of five…

December workshop to address oil spills and public health in Louisiana

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics; the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative; and Sea Grant will host Prioritizing Health and Oil Spill Preparedness  on December 4 and 5 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center in Houma, Louisiana. This two-day event is the first in a series of workshops designed to take a community approach…