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.
Opening Sessions establishing the framework for leveraging this unprecedented opportunity to effectively address issues we face in bringing the Gulf together in common cause
One Health One Gulf – Linking Humans Ecosystems
One Health is defined as the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines –working locally, nationally and globally – to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment. The Gulf of Mexico seems the ideal opportunity to embrace this concept
Dinner Discussion – the Future Economics of the Gulf, a panel discussion
Assessing the health and productivity of the Gulf at the macro-ecosystem scale and restoration project scale. What are the metrics for assessing Gulf ecosystem health on a scale that is understandable by the American public; useful to managers and decision-makers; and, defensible by the Gulf science community? How to we integrate individual restoration project metrics on a meaningful spatial scale? How can we provide managers and decision-makers the means to meet the adaptive management challenges of a fifteen year restoration process and beyond
How can Gulf science programs better integrate their programs and priorities to create opportunities for synergy and avoid duplication? How can Gulf science programs connect with international partners on common priorities and issues? What will be the challenges to effective adaptive management over the next fifteen years and how can Gulf science best contribute to an effective process? How can Gulf research programs work together to provide Gulf policy-makers and resource managers the best available science and decision support in addressing Gulfwide priorities in assuring an ecologically and economically sustainable future?
Gulf Alliance All Hands Meeting
International Workshop on Research Priorities for the Gulf of Mexico. BY INVITATION ONLY