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Sea Grant to hold marine research planning workshops

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Oct 31,  2007

The Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant College Programs are planning a series of workshops in Gulf states to discuss priorities for a regional marine research plan.

The Sea Grant programs are collaborating with federal, state, university, non-governmental and other groups to identify research priorities for the Gulf. A synthesis of more than 115 strategic plans and about 1,500 research survey responses already have contributed to the planning effort.

Workshops locations and dates include Spanish Fort, Ala., Jan. 15; Biloxi, Miss., Jan. 17; St. Petersburg, Fla., Feb. 19; Baton Rouge, La., Feb. 26; and Galveston, Texas, Feb. 28.

Anyone who sponsors or conducts Gulf of Mexico coastal or marine research or uses Gulf research findings is invited to attend a workshop. Early registration is required. There is no registration fee. The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Florida Sea Grant, Louisiana Sea Grant and Texas Sea Grant are leading the project.

For more information contact Steven Sempier steven.sempier@usm.edu.

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