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Laurie Rounds
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Podcast: Diving Deeper: Coastal Zone Management

Learn about coastal zone management in this interview with Bill O'Beirne from NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. (18:34 minutes)…Continue

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Podcast: Diving Deeper: Coastal Zone Management

Learn about coastal zone management in this interview with Bill O'Beirne from NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. (18:34 minutes)https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/podcast/supp_feb11.html"continue-link" href="/xn/detail/5242182:Topic:27902?xg_source=activity">See More
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New Guidance for Local Planning for Sea Level Change

NOS Publication Guides Development of Sea Level Change Scenarios*https://csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/publications/slcscenarios“Incorporating Sea Level Change Scenarios at the Local Level” (20 pp.) is a collaborative effort from a number of National Ocean Service (NOS) offices and is a “low-tech” companion document to a previously released NOAA technical publication. It outlines eight steps a community can take to develop…See More
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Gulf Coast Happenings

 There have been many exciting things happening across LCC boundaries in the Gulf of Mexico region. One cooperative effort that will take place in May is the Gulf of Mexico Climate Data and Scenarios Workshop. Development of this workshop has been a great example of how the LCCs provide a forum for partners to come together and…See More
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2012 Gulf of Mexico Alliance All Hands Meeting at Omni Bayfront & Marina Towers

June 19, 2012 to June 21, 2012
June 19-21, 2012Omni Bayfront & MarinaCorpus Christi, TexasJoin GOMA and its partners for three days of collaboration and networking. Plenary sessions will include keynote speakers and presentations by Alliance Management Team members, National Ocean Council, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force members, and others. Break-out sessions are being planned around topical issues such as climate change, sea-level rise, etc... Priority Issue Team meetings will also be conducted. Full…See More
Apr 5
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Strong link shown between Mobile Bay watershed inputs and N. Gulf

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 5, 2012Dauphin Island, Alabama Shedding new light on coastal currents: Scientists at Dauphin IslandSea Lab detect surprisingly strong link between the Mobile Baywatershed inputs and water movement in the northern Gulf of Mexico. As the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster clearlydemonstrated, the lack of data has left us woefully unable topredict how pollutants are transported in the waters of thenorth-central Gulf of Mexico. Understanding how and…See More
Apr 5
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A census of the ocean

  Oceanographer Paul Snelgrove shares the results of a ten-year project with one goal: to take a census of all the life in the oceans. He shares amazing photos of some of the surprising finds of the Census of Marine Life.  Paul Snelgrove led the group that pulled together the findings of the Census of Marine Life-- synthesizing 10 years and 540 expeditions into a book of wonders.…See More
Mar 25
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Many Forests Feeling the Heat from Climate Change

 Good story by USGS for World Forestry Day, March 21, at: https://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_science_pick/many-forests-feeling-the-heat-from-climate-change/ Below is the introduction from the story:   "As the climate gets warmer, many forests are feeling the heat. Impacts range from increased forest fire hazards and tree mortality to detrimental beetle outbreaks and…See More
Mar 21
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Gulf of Mexico Alliance Attends GCPOLCC Advisory Council Meeting

The March meeting of the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC Advisory Council welcomed three new participants: the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Repile Conservation, the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network, and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance. These new partners bring new opportunities and raise new ways of looking at the GCPOLCC landscape. I have worked closely with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance since its formation and look…See More
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Gulf Coast Prairie Science Forum--Gulf Coast Landscape Conservation Liaison

I recently attended the Gulf Coast Prairie LCC Science Forum, held February 21-22 in Ft. Worth Texas.  The Science Forum was the first step in the GCPLCC's process to identify science needs for the Gulf Coast Prairie landscape.  There were over 50 participants representing several partners within the GCPLCC. Prior to the workshop, participants were asked to identify science needs within three geographic context areas (coastal, terrestrial, and aquatic) and six themes (effects of climate change,…See More
Feb 24
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National System of MPAs: An Introduction

The 'National System of MPAs: An Introduction' provides an overview of Marine Protected Areas and the National System of MPAs. The video describes the benefi...
Feb 23
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PORTS® in action! (time-lapsed video)

Take a ride on a 150,000-ton tanker as it travels up the Mississippi, aided by NOAA's newest ocean observing system. See 35 minutes of video compressed into ...
Feb 18
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GCPOLCC Geomatics Working Group

A geospatial community of practice for identifying the resources, capabilities, and capacity to respond to the needs and requirements of the GCPOLCC.
Oct 16, 2011

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Gulf of Mexico Coastal Zone and Estuarine Management Programs

The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management partners with coastal states to develop innovative partnerships and enhance management of the nation's marine and coastal resources. In addition to the Gulf of Mexico partnerships below, NOAA supports the Gulf of Mexcio Marine Protected Area Network to enhance coordination among the agencies and organizations that manage the region's diverse marine habitats.

 

The Alabama Coastal Management Program uses an ecosystem approach to enhance sustainable economic development; improve public access to the coast; reduce vulnerability to natural hazards; and protect, restore, and manage coastal resources. The program also manages the state's participation in the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program to protect the coastal area's critical resources. An outstanding example of the tidal and forested wetlands of the Mobile Bay estuarine system is Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, which encompasses more than 6,000 acres just 40 miles southeast of Mobile.

 

 The Florida Coastal Management Program coordinates local, state and federal agency activities using existing laws to ensure that Florida's coast is as valuable to future generations as it is today. In coordination with other land protection programs, the Florida Coastal Management Program administers the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program for the state. Florida is also a strong supporter of the National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) System, designating more sites than any other state. The three designated Reserves in Florida are the Apalachicola NERR, Rookery Bay NERR, and Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas NERR.

 

The Louisiana Coastal Management Program is responsible for the maintenance and protection of the state's coastal wetlands. Its goal is to protect, develop, and restore or enhance the resources of the state's coastal zone. The program also works with parishes in the coastal zone to implement locally-led coastal programs. The Louisiana Coastal Management Program manages the state's participation in the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Programto protect ecologically significant areas.

 

The Mississippi Coastal Management Program achieves the goals of the state's Coastal Wetlands Act through the Wetlands Permitting Program and the Coastal Preserves Program. These state programs preserve coastal habitat to ensure the ecological health of Mississippi's coastal wetland ecosystems. The program also manages the state's Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program to protect priority coastal habitat. Mississippi's Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserveencompasses 18,400 acres of marshes, maritime pine forests, pine savanna, salt pannes, and a range of important species.

 

The Texas Coastal Management Program helps ensure the long-term environmental and economic health of the Texas coast through comprehensive management of the state's coastal natural resource areas. The program also provides coastal enhancement grants to state and local resource managers to increase and improve public access, protect and restore critical areas, improve data availability, and provide public outreach activities. The state's Coastal and Estuarine Land Protection Program builds on local land conservation priorities to set aside significant coastal and estuarine lands so they may be enjoyed by future generations. The Texas Coastal Bend is home to the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, which encompases 185,708 acres just 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi. The Reserve is a large complex of wetland, terrestrial, and marine environments that represents the diversity of the Western Gulf of Mexico.

 

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Gulf Coast Landscape Conservation Liaison
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coastal conservation and management

Laurie Rounds's Blog

Gulf Coast Happenings

 

There have been many exciting things happening across LCC boundaries in the Gulf of Mexico region. One cooperative effort that will take place in May is the Gulf of Mexico Climate Data and Scenarios Workshop. Development of this workshop has been a great example of how the LCCs provide a…

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Posted on May 1, 2012 at 8:00pm

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Attends GCPOLCC Advisory Council Meeting

The March meeting of the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC Advisory Council welcomed three new participants: the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Repile Conservation, the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network, and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance. These new partners bring new opportunities and raise new ways of looking at the GCPOLCC landscape.

 

I have worked closely with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance since its…

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Posted on March 27, 2012 at 8:49pm

Gulf Coast Prairie Science Forum--Gulf Coast Landscape Conservation Liaison

I recently attended the Gulf Coast Prairie LCC Science Forum, held February 21-22 in Ft. Worth Texas.  The Science Forum was the first step in the GCPLCC's process to identify science needs for the Gulf Coast Prairie landscape.  There were over 50 participants representing several partners within the GCPLCC. Prior to the workshop, participants were asked to identify science needs within three geographic context areas (coastal, terrestrial, and aquatic) and six themes (effects of climate…

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