Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Join the First Tool Time with Dave on Sea Level Rise and Stormwater

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance kicks off "Tool Time with Dave" today, August 4th, at 2:00 pm central. The first program of the virtual series presents tools on sea level rise and stormwater. 

Our host is Data and Monitoring Team lead, Dave Reed, with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. He will guide an interactive session on:
  • Resources for Assessing Ecological & Socioeconomic
    Impacts of Sea Level Rise
  • Tools for Talking to ANYONE
  • Adapting Stormwater Management for Coastal Floods
When: August 4, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm central / 3:00 pm eastern
Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Sponsored by Esri.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Take the Gulf Conference 2021 Survey

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is coordinating a Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCON). This Gulf-focused conference will combine the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Sciences (GoMOSES) conference with the Harte Research Institute’s tri-annual Gulf Summit and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s (GOMA) annual All Hands meeting.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeking input from colleagues and past GOMA, GoMOSES, and Gulf Summit meeting attendees regarding conference preferences.

Please consider filling out this short, 4-question survey to help inform our planning for a 2021 conference. This survey should take less than 4 minutes to complete, and will be available until August 14th

We thank you in advance for your input.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Oyster Blueprint Is Now Available

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance developed an overarching strategy for regional data sharing. It includes 1) stakeholder engagement to identify data uses, gaps, and barriers; 2) data identification; and 3) data connection through the Gulf of Mexico Open Data Platform. The strategy aligns with five priority habitats identified by our Teams: seagrass, oysters, benthic, salt marsh, and mangroves. The Oyster Blueprint is the result of a stakeholder engagement workshop with oyster managers from around the Gulf region, held in January 2020.

The workshop included presentations from regional experts in fisheries management, restoration, aquaculture, and research. Participants provided input on oyster data use, sharing, needs, and resources during breakout sessions. Stakeholders recommended exploring the development of a Community of Practice to further support oyster management data sharing in the future. The Oyster Blueprint provides a summary of these discussions.

The project was funded in part by an award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support regional data sharing and integration.

Get a copy: A Blueprint for Regional Data Sharing in the Gulf of Mexico: Oyster Data Sharing - (PDF, 10MG)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Wednesday Webinar - Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida

Please join us this week for our bi-monthly Wednesday webinar. Valerie Seidel and Craig Diamond with The Balmoral Group will present on the "Economic Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms."

The project quantifies key connections between economic outcomes and coastal health. Data on tourism, housing sales, and fishing in six metro areas along Florida's Gulf coast were analyzed and combined with GIS data for recent HAB events. A dashboard tool allows resource managers easy access to these data in one location.

Get more information: https://gulfofmexicoalliance.org/webinars/

This Gulf Star program was funded in part by Freeport McMoRan.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Kicks Off Tool Time with Dave

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance kicks off the virtual tools cafe or "Tool Time with Dave" on August 4, 2020. Based on the All Hands cafe format, the program features the latest resources for the Gulf of Mexico.

The Alliance's Data and Monitoring Team coordinates this helpful series. The host is the team lead, Dave Reed, with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

The bi-weekly program runs August to November, offering eight programs that will cover 24 tools in an interactive format. The first program, scheduled for August 4, includes resources relevant to sea level and stormwater.

When: August 4, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm central / 3:00 pm eastern
Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

GOMA Water Resources Team Virtual Meetings

By Jennifer McGee
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Water Resources Team (Team) invites you to join them for two virtual meetings on July 14 and July 28. The virtual sessions are the Team's mini "All Hands"  in place of the canceled conference this summer. You do not have to be a member of the Team to participate.

To get the session agendas, learn more about the Team, and reach the Team's leads, go to the Water Resources Team webpage.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Shout Out this Month to Dave Reed

Meet Dave Reed with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation - Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Commission. He is the Co-Chair for the Data and Monitoring Team.

Dave is instrumental in organizing and implementing our annual Tools Café at GOMA All Hands. This year is no different. Although we were not able to meet in person this June, Dave went above and beyond to ensure we can still showcase the many tools available as resources in the Gulf of Mexico.
Starting in August, Tool Time with Dave is going virtual! Dave’s leadership as a Team Co-Chair, his willingness to jump in to get the job done, his creativity, and his contagious attitude are only a few of the qualities that we love about him. GOMA is stronger because of his commitment and dedication. 
Thank you, Dave!
Connect with Dave and the Data and Monitoring Team.