Some issues can impact multiple states at once. Turn here for science, news, and tools from the four Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant programs and partner organizations relating to common ecological problems.
Same team, new science
The Sea Grant team who brings Gulf audiences the latest oil spill science is now sharing additional topics of ecological importance. Members of the Sea Grant Science Outreach Team are left to right, Missy Partyka, Tara Skelton, Steve Sempier, Emily Maung-Douglass, and Monica Wilson. Click here to learn more.
Sea Grant answers to Gulf-wide questions
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Harmful algal blooms (HABs) – outreach team events and products available!
Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas is a virtual atlas to simplify access to socioeconomic, marine, coastal, and watershed data from the Gulf of Mexico. To explore the datasets it houses, click here. The Data Atlas’s sister tool Coastal Ecosystem Maps lets the user layer multiple datasets at one time. Click here to use it.
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) houses all the oil spill science data that has been collected by GoMRI-funded scientists in the aftermath of Deepwater Horizon. It is free and open to the public here.
Harmful Algal BloomS Observing System (HABSOS) is a data tool intended to provide environmental managers, scientists, and the public with a means to track HAB events. While the tool is not a HAB forecast, HABSOS does provide the latest sample data along with historical data (back to 1953) from around the Gulf of Mexico for Karenia brevis, sometimes referred to as red tide. To check out HABSOS, click here.
Featured image: Volunteers clean up marine debris in Oso Bay, Texas. (Terry Ross)
Team photo by Jay Ritchie.