"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.

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.

Help us with our mission to achieve an ecologically and economically sustainable Gulf of Mexico.

You can help secure the resources of the Gulf of Mexico today by joining the Friends of HRI with a contribution that will make a meaningful difference in the Gulf’s future. Be a part of this dynamic and important center of marine science. There are great membership rewards at every level.