Coastal communities need to be flexible enough to adapt to a changing climate. Unfortunately, many localities need help. This workshop held on January 26-28, 2016 at the DRC, provided audiences with strategies, actions, and tools to help adapt to a dynamic climate.
Volunteers with the Lake Pontchartrain Foundation and Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program removed hundreds of derelict crab traps from the coastal waters of Louisiana during blue crab season closures on February 13 and 20, 2016, respectively.
The Trustees have released a final comprehensive, integrated, ecosystem restoration plan for the Gulf of Mexico. It is based on the thorough assessment of impacts to the Gulf's natural resources -- and the services they provide following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
NOAA, the Mississippi and Alabama National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR), and NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center will host the workshop "Discovering Steps to Safeguard our People and the Places They Live: A Climate Adaptation Training for Coastal Communities" from January 26-28, 2016.
The Office of Response and Restoration's Emergency Response Division and Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center (DRC) are now offering a Science of Chemical Releases (SOCR) course from March 21-24, 2016 in Mobile, Alabama.
This is the 10th year the NOAA Marine Debris Program has supported the International Coastal Cleanup. The Coastal Cleanup is part of an international effort to remove marine debris from coastal waters.