People asked to comment on Gulf of Mexico Research Plan

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Oct 21,  2008

The Gulf of Mexico Research Plan (GMRP) is available for public comment through Dec. 7. This plan outlines the regional research priorities for the Gulf of Mexico based on constituent input, including survey responses from more than 1,200 people and priorities identified by almost 300 people who attended workshops held around the Gulf of Mexico. The GMRP identifies research priorities for the Gulf of Mexico.  Research-based organizations that fund or conduct research in the Gulf of Mexico are using the GMRP and research priorities outlined within the plan as they address regional needs.

The Florida, Mississippi-Alabama, Louisiana and Texas Sea Grant college programs are coordinating the Gulf of Mexico Research Prioritization and Information Needs project and engaging local, state, federal, university, non-governmental, and international organizations.  The project is funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant Program. For more information, contact Steve Sempier, Gulf of Mexico research planning coordinator, at


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