"Make a difference."
Fall 2016 was a time for building partnerships at HRI, whether forging new relationships, recommitting to successful consortiums or joining new research collaborations to advance our knowledge into the social impacts of oil and gas exploration and sea level rise in the Gulf of Mexico.
In September HRI leaders traveled to Oban, Scotland for a transatlantic research summit at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) in the hopes of fostering international collaboration between the institutes. Also in September, HRI renewed its commitment to promoting diversity in the sciences, joining the multi-university NOAA-established Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME), which established eight HRI fellowships educating students from underrepresented groups in NOAA-related science and policy. Want to know more? Check out our news page.
HRI features six research groups spanning scientific, social science, policy and legal disciplines, each with projects specific to their areas of study. Together our researchers collaborate to solve even bigger problems that face the Gulf of Mexico.