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The Gulf Research Program is an independent, science-based program founded in 2013 as part of legal settlements with the companies involved in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. It seeks to enhance offshore energy system safety and protect human health and the environment by catalyzing advances in science, practice, and capacity to generate long-term benefits for the Gulf of Mexico region and the nation. It funds grants, fellowships, and other activities in the areas of research and development, education and training, and monitoring and synthesis.

UGOS-1 imageCall for Nominations: Standing Committee to Advise the Gulf Research Program on the Understanding Gulf Ocean Systems Research Campaign

We invite you to nominate experts to serve on a new standing committee to guide the Gulf Research Program in the design, planning, and implementation of a long-term research campaign to improve understanding of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current and other Gulf ocean systems. The campaign is based on recommendations outlined in the consensus report Understanding and Predicting the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current: Gaps and Recommendations. We are looking for individuals with expertise in a range of disciplines, including management of large multidisciplinary oceanographic campaigns, observational physical oceanography, data communications and data management, and oceanographic and atmospheric modeling and forecasting. The deadline for nominations is May 9, 2018. Self-nominations are accepted. Submit a nomination

Hurricane HarveyGRP Awards Over $340,000 to Assist Scientific Research Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

We have awarded 11 grants totaling $341,283 to assist in the recovery of Gulf Coast scientific research efforts impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. These awards are the result of the first of two fast-track grant cycles for Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grants announced last November to help with repair, replacement, or recovery of equipment, data, or other research materials damaged or lost as a result of the hurricanes and their aftermaths. The awards for the second cycle of the GRP’s Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grants are expected to be announced in late spring 2018.

To learn more about the projects, read the full press release or visit the grant awards page.

Loop Current report cover$10 Million Available to Advance Understanding of Gulf of Mexico Loop Current

In response to the release of the consensus report Understanding and Predicting the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current: Critical Gaps and Recommendations, the Gulf Research Program announced the first of several funding opportunities intended to support a 10-year, international, multi-institutional research campaign aimed at improving understanding and prediction of the Loop Current System. This first solicitation will provide up to $10 million in grants for activities that address the near-term recommendations in the report, including observations and analyses that can begin without extensive planning and can jumpstart or inform the longer, more integrative research campaign envisioned by the report.

Submit your application by April 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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