Team selected to estimate abundance of Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic, Gulf

From a Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium news release. (OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.) – A team of scientists, selected through a peer-review process organized by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will conduct an independent study to estimate the number of Greater Amberjack in the U.S. waters of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico regions. The team…

Science Outreach Team goes back to basics to complete mission

In 2020, the Sea Grant Science Outreach Team delivered seven publications and a whopping 15 webinars. But other than a final webinar in January, nothing new has appeared on gulfseagrant.org, the website that hosts the team’s work. So what have they been up to? The short answer is what they’re always up to—they have been…

Bienvenue en Louisiane! Final science outreach team webinar takes a deep dive into cultural impacts of oil spills

On January 28, 2021, the Sea Grant science outreach team will gather virtually to present Focus on Louisiana, Part Deux, the second webinar in a series on how oil spills impact the state of Louisiana and the final webinar in the team’s long running science outreach series. At 2 pm central time, attendees can either…

Sea Grant leads call to action on Greater Amberjack; Public feedback needed on research priorities

November 16, 2020 By: Lourdes Rodriguez, 954-577-6363 office, 954-242-8439 mobile, rodriguezl@ufl.edu FLORIDA – A gap of knowledge surrounding the status and future of the Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) is the driving force behind a $10 Million project involving University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Florida Sea Grant. The 2020-2023 Gulf of…

Sempier to lead new VORTEX-Southeast Community Outreach Program

From a Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium news release. The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is pleased to announce that Tracie Sempier, Ph.D., has taken on a new role as the Community Resilience Lead for the VORTEX-SE Program. The Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment-Southeast (VORTEX-SE) brings together both physical and social scientists, researchers and…

Save the date for the 2020 Bays and Bayous Symposium

The 2020 Bays and Bayous Symposium will be held Dec. 1-3 at the Golden Nugget Biloxi Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The theme for the 2020 event is “Sound Science, Sound Policy: A 2020 Vision for the Future.” Bays and Bayous will begin at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and end at noon on…

New Oil Spill Outreach Specialist Joins Texas Sea Grant

From a February 28, 2020 Texas Sea Grant news release: Dani Bailey will be “an integral addition to both the Oil Spill Science Program” and “provide much-needed services to her community.” Danielle “Dani” Bailey joins Texas Sea Grant College Program as an oil spill outreach specialist, one of four members of a Gulf-wide oil spill…

New Vietnamese translations of popular oil spill titles now online

Audiences ask—Sea Grant delivers. The Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team has recently debuted three new Vietnamese translations of oil spill science fact sheets. Frequently asked questions: Dispersants edition, Federal emergency response framework for oil spills: Stafford Act and Oil Pollution Act, and Is it safe? Examining health risks from the Deepwater Horizon oil…

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and Sea Grant release reports

From a National Sea Grant news report. National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and Sea Grant release reports from collaborative workshop series on improving regional oil spill preparedness Ocean Springs, Miss. – The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program and the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened…