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.
Dinner – The Gulf Ambassadors Panel on Challenges to an Ecologically and Economically Sustainable Gulf of Mexico.
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.
Linking Science to Policy to Action, led by GOMA, discusses the ongoing work by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance. 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. 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)