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Gulf Research Program


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Gulf Research Program's 2018 Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the release of our . Download the report to learn about last year's activities and accomplishments, including:
  • Awarding nearly $20 million in grants to 50 projects,
  • Awarding more than $2 million to support up-and-coming professionals through our Early-Career Research Fellowship and Science Policy Fellowship programs,
  • Supporting 6 National Academies studies, 1 National Academies workshop, and various external conferences and workshops on topics relevant to our initiatives, and
  • Supporting various external collaborations, including a to convert an existing ocean mooring into the first long-term deep ocean observatory in the Gulf of Mexico and a Sea Grant-led in coastal regions around the United States aimed at improving community preparedness for future oil spills.

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New Report: The Use of Dispersants in Marine Oil Spill Response

To provide a current understanding of the state of the science pertaining to dispersants as an oil spill response tool and to inform future marine oil spill operations, the Gulf Research Program co-sponsored a study by the National Academies’ and within the . The resulting report examines and synthesizes both past studies of dispersants and what has been learned about dispersants since Deepwater Horizon to assess the effects and efficacy of dispersants as an oil spill response tool.


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Report: Building and Measuring Community Resilience
This GRP-sponsored identifies existing resilience measurement efforts, notes gaps and challenges associated with them, and offers recommendations for communities to build and measure their resilience.
Stones Metocean Observatory Project
We're collaborating with Shell on a pilot effort to convert an existing ocean mooring into the first long-term deep ocean observatory in the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more about and the .
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