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Upcoming Events

TRB Committee on the Application of Real-Time Monitoring of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations Workshop
April 20-21, 2015
Houston, TX
Agenda and Registration

The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies' Committee on the Application of Real-Time Monitoring of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations is conducting a study to advise the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), U.S. Department of the Interior, on the use of real-time monitoring systems (RTM) by industry and government to reduce the safety and environmental risks of offshore oil and gas operations. Learn more about the committee's upcoming workshop in Houston or register to attend by following the links above.

Gulf Research Program Advisory Board Meeting
June 25-26, 2015
Mobile, AL

Gulf Research Program Advisory Board Meeting
October 13-14, 2015
Location TBD

Past Events

Gulf Research Program Advisory Board Meeting

March 10-11, 2015
Tampa, FL

This meeting—the first for the Gulf Research Program's new Advisory Board—was primarily a board orientation meeting.

2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference
February 16-19, 2015
Houston, TX

The Gulf Research Program was pleased to be a co-sponsor of this year’s conference, where we also sponsored a half-day science communications workshop for students (details below). Gulf Research Program staff were available onsite in Houston at the following events:

  • COMPASS Student Half-Day Workshop: Communicating Your Science (2/16)
  • Oral session 005: Gaps to Gains: Transdisciplinary Approaches in Examining Environmental, Health, and Ecosystem Services Risk and Resilience in Gulf Coast Communities (2/18)
  • Gulf Science and Restoration Programs Update and Panel Discussion (2/18)

COMPASS Student Workshop: Communicating Your Science
February 16, 2015
Noon-5:30pm CT

The Gulf Research Program-sponsored COMPASS workshop helped students build communication skills through a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises. During the workshop, students learned to:

  • Identify key messages arising from their research and professional activities, with an emphasis on explaining “so what?”;
  • Understand the day-to-day pressures, constraints, and needs of different audiences (e.g., journalists, policymakers), and be able to refine and reframe their messages accordingly;
  • Recognize and refine their use of technical jargon; and
  • Provide support and feedback for peers in order to build a community of practice.

American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting
November 18, 2014
New Orleans, LA

The Gulf Research Program participated in APHA Special Session 4015.0: "When place matters: investments in science benefit community resilience, public health and sustainability on the U.S. Gulf Coast." A description of the session and an agenda are available here.

Gulf Research Program Strategic Plan Virtual Meeting
September 30, 2014
3:30-4:30pm EST
Meeting recording and presentation

Hosted by members of the Gulf Research Program's Advisory Group, this virtual meeting summarized the Program's new strategic plan and offered participants an opportunity to ask questions.

Gulf Research Program Community Resilience and Health Opportunity Analysis Workshop
September 22-23, 2014
New Orleans, LA
Agenda with speaker presentations

At this small discussion meeting, invited participants defined possible areas where Program investments could improve the health and resilience of Gulf communities. Participants explored needs, challenges, and opportunities across a wide range of topics, including:

  • Speeding recovery and strengthening the resilience of Gulf communities and ecosystems;
  • Improving our understanding of the connections between human health and environment; and
  • Developing capacity for innovative, collaborative, and cross-cutting programs that engage and benefit Gulf communities

To request agendas and presentations from earlier meetings, contact