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Gulf AUV Network and Data Archive Long-term storage Facility (GANDALF)

Gulf AUV Network and Data Archive Long-term storage Facility (GANDALF)

The GCOOS-RA developed the Gulf AUV Network and Data Archive Long-term storage Facility (GANDALF) to provide data management and glider mapping/tracking assistance to glider operators in the Gulf. GCOOS will...
Welcome New GCOOS Staffer

Welcome New GCOOS Staffer

This month, we’re welcoming the newest member of the GCOOS staff: Jen Vreeland as research associate. She has a B.A. in Environmental Science from Eckerd College and is  finishing her...
Glider Workshop

Glider Workshop

The Interagency Ocean Observation Committee’s Glider Task Team has scheduled the U.S. Underwater Glider Workshop for Jan. 18-19, 2017, at the Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. The workshop will serve as...
Analysis of DWH Impacts on the Gulf Seafood Industry

Analysis of DWH Impacts on the Gulf Seafood Industry

Some of the most severe and complex economic effects of the DWH were on the Gulf of Mexico’s seafood industry, according to a study funded by the Bureau of Ocean...
Texas Gulf Dead Zone Caused by Excessive Rainfall

Texas Gulf Dead Zone Caused by Excessive Rainfall

Headlines this month bring grim news of a massive “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico. Is this something Houston should be worried about? Yes and no. Most of those...
2016 Dead Zone Press Release

2016 Dead Zone Press Release

Each year a hypoxic water mass with oxygen concentrations ≤2 mg l-1 forms in bottom waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf. The low oxygen conditions threaten living...
IOOS Report to Congress

IOOS Report to Congress

The National Ocean Council recently completed its U.S. IOOS 2015 Report to Congress, which covers 2013-2014. The report provides information on the impact of IOOS activities and the current capabilities...
Five-Year Funding Plan Submitted by GCOOS-RA

Five-Year Funding Plan Submitted by GCOOS-RA

GCOOS-RA responded to the federal funding opportunity (FFO), NOAA-NOS-IOOS-2016-2004378, and submitted a grant proposal to cover the next five years of support. Our proposal is heavily focused on observations following...
BOEM Geospatial Mapping Tools Reinvented

BOEM Geospatial Mapping Tools Reinvented

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has reinvented the Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS) to streamline the search, discovery and retrieval of more than 40 years of environmental science....
Listen to "On the Ocean" for Current News About Ocean Science

Listen to “On the Ocean” for Current News About Ocean Science

Radio series brings ocean-science news to Brazos Valley listeners. The new ‘On the Ocean’ radio series, conceived and created by the Department of Oceanography, debuted at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, 18...
NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program Announces First Awards

NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program Announces First Awards

Posted on the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program website by Julien Lartigue on 1 September 2015. The NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program has completed its first funding competition and awarded...
National Academy of Sciences' Gulf Research Program

National Academy of Sciences’ Gulf Research Program

The Ad Hoc Committee on “Effective Approaches for Monitoring and Assessing Gulf of Mexico Restoration Activities” of the National Academy of Science’s Gulf Research Program met in New Orleans in...