The Gulf of Mexico will be the focal point for the largest restoration efforts ($20+ billion) ever conceived for the Gulf of Mexico. It will consume the northern (USA) Gulf’s coastal policy and politics, state and federal resource management, and conservation activities for at least fifteen years as the settlement agreement plays out. A key issue will be an effective adaptive management approach built on sound science and coordinated monitoring to learn from mistakes and build on successes of early restoration efforts.
The Gulf of Mexico Workshop on International Research will be scheduled for March 29 to 30, 2017, in Houston Texas to coincide with the State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit, scheduled for March 26 to 28. Several of the activities scheduled for the Summit will have direct impact on the workshop and will help set the stage for a successful activity.