The Gulf of Mexico adapted from NASA satellite imagery.
The entire Nation depends on the Gulf of Mexico to help support a strong economy, healthy fisheries and a thriving tourism industry. That’s why the five U.S. Gulf of Mexico States and Mexico formed a historic regional partnership –called the Gulf of Mexico Alliance – to support a vital Gulf Region and sustain its abundance for years to come.
At the recent Gulf of Mexico Alliance “All Hands Meeting” in Corpus Christi, TX, representatives from various Gulf industries joined in discussing the shared ecological issues of the U.S. Gulf States. Industry leaders that participated in the annual meeting included repre...Read more...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Coastal Data Development Center produces Extreme Weather Information Sheets each year for the Atlantic hurricane season. The sheets provide residents with a “one-stop” ready reference containing important...
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s newly released “Social Coast” website provides data, tools, training, and stories on one of the most important aspects of coastal management—the people. Social science data offers users the opportunity to better understa...
The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force was established through Executive Order and will work to define ecosystem restoration goals, coordinate government policies and identify monitoring, assessment, research and restoration needs.
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A recent addition to the GOMA website is the Nutrient Reduction Decision Support Toolbox. The Toolbox originated from the Alliance's Nutrient Reduction priority issue team and its initiative to reduce the size of the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico
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Recent record flooding on the Mississippi River has devastated dozens of communities by destroying homes, businesses, and farm land. Scientists are also concerned about impacts to the Gulf of Mexico as these waters from acres of flooded, fertil...
If you think best in terms of dollars, don’t miss out on a new database that puts dollar amounts on things like wetlands and coastal marshes. Developed by Texas A&M University and the Harte Research Center
The two main goals of the GecoServ database are...
From economic data about coastal employment, wages and GDP’s to the non-market values of mangroves and beaches, NOAA’s National Oceanic Economic Program provides the most current economic information to support informed decision-making.
Twenty “Gulf of Mexico Minute” radio messages are now available in Spanish to promote awareness of the environmental and economic importance of the Gulf of Mexico. Produced by staff at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Office of Coastal and Aquatic M...
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance: A Powerful Partnership
The Second Governors' Action Plan, released in June, 2009.
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance partnership supports a strong regional economy and a healthy Gulf environment through collaboration among government agencies, businesses, education providers and non-profit organizations. With a shared vision for a healthy and resilient Gulf of Mexico region, the five Gulf States formalized the Alliance in 2004. By joining efforts at the local, state and federal levels, the Alliance provides an effective forum for collaboration and sharing of knowledge and expertise within its Alliance Priority Issue Teams. The Alliance is a not-for-profit organization."
Learn more about the Gulf of Mexico Alliance by watching this 6-minute video.
Fun Fact: How many river systems drain into the Gulf of Mexico?
Reduce waste, protect air quality and conserve water? It sounds overwhelming. ..But repairing a leaky faucet or removing extra pounds from your car helps protect the environment and also save you money visit website
Be Water Smart
Last month, lawns and trees were turning brown and wilting. This month, they’re practically drowning – at least in parts of the Gulf Region. read more
Savings from the Fridge
Save money and support a healthy Gulf by checking your fridge and eating what’s there. Most Americans throw out more than 1,000 pounds of organic garbage per year! read more
Purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables to support your community economy and a healthy Gulf of Mexico. read more
Did you know that you can improve your gas mileage by more than 3 percent just by keeping your tires inflated? read more
Cut the Engine
Help clear the air by reminding your school system to turn off bus engines. Exhaust from idling school buses can be harmful ... read more
Gulf of Mexico Minute
From its deep water coral reefs to barrier islands and intriguing sea creatures, the Gulf of Mexico comes alive in the Gulf of Mexico Minute 90-second radio messages. The entire nation is pitching in to protect the environmental and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico by recycling, conserving energy, and supporting local businesses. Listen to the Gulf of Mexico Minute Radio Podcasts and join these regional efforts to support the Gulf! Read More
…and get the latest Alliance news
It’s easy to get in the swim – just click here and check out the latest Alliance press releases! Read More
NOAA's Gulf Quarterly
Fascinated by the Gulf of Mexico? If you’re interested in Gulf science, research and more, look no further. Learn about the Gulf of Mexico region and what’s happening in the Gulf States by reading the Gulf of Mexico News, a quarterly newsletter developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.