"Make a difference."

Edward H. Harte
We seek science driven solutions for problems facing the Gulf of Mexico in order to advance its long-term sustainable use and conservation.

HRI is always looking beyond borders in the Gulf of Mexico, but in Spring 2017 our international work really took off. We opened the season by hosting our biggest-ever internationally-themed State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit in March, followed immediately by the Gulf of Mexico Workshop on International Research. The meetings were the largest gatherings of ocean scientists from the U.S., Mexico and Cuba focused on international research collaboration, with more than 380 Gulf leaders and stakeholders from sciences, policy, socioeconomics and conservation backgrounds in attendance. A delegation of nine Cuban scientists led by Dr. Maritza García García, President of the Cuban Environmental Agency, attended the event as part of the Institute’s efforts to establish scientific collaborations as Cuba opens itself to the world.

With HRI researchers, staff and students in attendance, we look forward to seeing what kind of projects and partnerships emerge from this great gathering. Want to know more? Check out our news page.

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