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The Gulf Research Program is an independent, science-based program founded in 2013 as part of legal settlements with the companies involved in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. It seeks to enhance offshore energy system safety and protect human health and the environment by catalyzing advances in science, practice, and capacity to generate long-term benefits for the Gulf of Mexico region and the nation. It funds grants, fellowships, and other activities in the areas of research and development, education and training, and monitoring and synthesis.

Meet the 2018 Gulf Research Program Science Policy Fellows

The Gulf Research Program is pleased to the recipients of its 2018 Science Policy Fellowships. The Science Policy Fellowships focus on leadership development and capacity building at the science-policy interface by providing fellows with a one-year experience on the staff of a federal or state environmental, natural resources, oil and gas, or public health agency in the Gulf of Mexico region. Learn more about the 2018 Science Policy Fellows or the GRP's Science Policy Fellowship program.
2018 Science Policy Fellows

Mississippi Fisherman_USDA$10 Million Available to Support Coastal Community Resilience in the Gulf of Mexico Region

The Gulf Research Program it will fund up to $10 million in grants to support efforts to enhance coastal community resilience and well-being in the Gulf of Mexico region. This funding opportunity is aimed at bridging the gap between the knowledge and practice of community resilience. It intends to support collaborative projects between researchers and practitioners that will result in actionable strategies Gulf region coastal communities can use to enhance their resilience against stressors associated with climate change, severe weather, or environmental degradation. Submit your letter of intent by September 19, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Oil spill cleanup_Santa Barbara_NOAA-US Coast GuardGulf Research Program and Sea Grant to Collaborate on Regional Oil Spill Preparedness Workshops

The Gulf Research Program is collaborating with the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program to convene a aimed at improving community preparedness for future oil spills. The workshops will bring together practitioners and stakeholders in five coastal regions around the United States to discuss the health, social, and economic impacts of oil spills and identify regional needs and priorities for improving preparedness. The workshops are being organized in response to a that identified opportunities for action to improve protection of community health and well-being from oil spills.


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