Jack Marshall holding his baby niece, Magnolia.

As the newest member of NOAA's CO-OPS Gulf Coast Team, Jack Marshall will be helping with projects related to measuring water levels, currents, and other oceanographic data around the Gulf of Mexico.

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.

Two people closely examining rocks and seaweed on a shoreline.

The Office of Response and Restoration's Emergency Response Division (ERD) will be hosting its Science of Oil Spills (SOS) class in Mobile, Alabama, March 28-April 1, 2016.

Derelict boat partially submerged in a Gulf of Mexico marsh.

A few updates on marine debris resources now available and planning efforts underway in the Gulf of Mexico:

On November 17, 2015, NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center (DRC) hosted the second of three regional risk communication workshops.

A Coastal Cleanup team poses with collected debris.

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.

Students from the U.S. Coast Guard stand in a line around a conference room.

During the week of September 14-18, 2015, NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center hosted the U.S. Coast Guard for its Leadership and Management School (LAMS).