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

UPDATE: To see videos of presentations from this seminar, click here. ### 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,…

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…

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…

Climate adaptation funding available

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, in collaboration with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and the Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice (CoP), is seeking coastal communities to participate in climate adaptation projects that will serve as local examples for other Gulf communities. This  collaborative project will involve financial assistance through a small…

Oil spill specialists join scientists for dispersant testing

Two members of the Gulf Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team recently visited Ohmsett, an oil spill science testing facility overseen by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). Florida Sea Grant’s Monica Wilson and Louisiana Sea Grant’s Emily Maung-Douglass traveled to New Jersey at the invitation of Tim Nedwed, Oil Spill Response…

Gulf-wide Sea Grant team receives national award for oil spill science outreach efforts

(OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.) – The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team received the National Superior Outreach Programming Award (SOPA), Sea Grant’s highest extension honor, at a Sept. 20 ceremony in Portland, Oregon. The team of outreach professionals is based in programs located around the Gulf of Mexico and works to synthesize and share peer-reviewed…