Drive solutions to provide managers and decision-makers the means to meet the adaptive management challenges of a fifteen year Gulf ecosystem health and productivity restoration process.
Share the best available science and decision support to foster international coordination and cooperation to ensure an ecologically and economically sustainable future.
Integrate research and science based decision support capabilities that are coordinated to meet restoration needs and anticipate future challenges beyond restoration.
An Ecologically and Economically Sustainable Gulf of Mexico – A perspective on day one of the Summit.
Introduction and overview of the goals for the summit. Plenary sessions examining The Future Gulf – Looking to New Challenges and Opportunities.
OneHealth OneGulf – Linking Humans and Ecosystems
Environment – Human Health and Well-being will look at the efforts at the national level to support research, information gathering and capacity building on environmental and human health linkages. Experts will reflect on critical science needs for Gulf Restoration – Bridging Environment and Community Well-being.
Cuba – Economy, Tourism and Environment: A Challenge of Balance: Dr. Richard Feinberg (UC San Diego/Brookings Institute) world renowned expert on Latin America and author of the 2016 Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy and Fernando Bretos (Curator, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science / Director, Cuba Marine Research and Conservation Program, Ocean Foundation) one of the USA’s leading conservation experts on Cuba and director of the Trinational Initiative share perspectives on an evolving Cuba.
Science Based Restoration and Accountability – A perspective on day two of the Summit.
Communicating Science in Order to Adaptively Manage examines the importance of and opportunities for effective communication of scientific information. Science-based Restoration Monitoring helps inform the restoration community and improve restoration effectiveness. And, Assessing the Gulf of Mexico as a Large Marine Ecosystem offers key perspectives on recent activities around the Gulf, including Mexico and Cuba, working toward this objective.
Challenges to an Ecologically and Economically Sustainable Gulf of Mexico: Scientists and institutions bordering the Gulf of Mexico in both Mexico and the USA are working together to better understand and manage the world’s ninth largest body of water. Their work can be foundational positive progress and model on which to build positive international relationships.
Gulf Science – The Way Forward brings together a panel of leaders to reflect what they have heard and what they anticipate as the critical science issues for the next fifteen years of the Gulf restoration effort. GOMA Session Linking Science to Policy to Action will discuss ongoing work by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance as related to Summit topics. And, in closing, the Summit Wrap Up reflects on what was learned and transitions to GOMA All Hands Meeting and The Gulf of Mexico Workshop on International Research (GOM-WIR).
Gulf of Mexico Alliance All Hands Meeting
The Gulf of Mexico Workshop on International Research (view site here)