In June 2014, the GCOOS-RA and GOMA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) confirming the commitment to collaborate on issues of critical importance to the Gulf of Mexico. The MOU identifies the needs to:

  • Develop and support Gulf of Mexico regional initiatives;
  • Facilitate educational opportunities that mutually benefit GOMA partners and GCOOS-RA stakeholders;
  • Identify observations and data products from the U.S. coastal estuaries, rivers, and Exclusive Economic Zone needed by stakeholders in the region;
  • Collaborate on efforts required for observing systems in the Gulf of Mexico; and
  • Promote Gulf-wide information integration and sharing of data and products.

To read the MOU, go to http://gcoos.tamu.edu/documents/MOU-GOMA.pdf .