News - Resilient Communities and Economies

Oil Spill Science: The conversations continue

Last week more than 1,000 scientists, agency staff, students and others met in Houston, Texas, to continue the conversation about oil spill science at the 2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystems conference. It was a busy week for our Oil...

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By: Larissa Graham / Published: Feb 26, 2015

Program seeks to get more from monitoring data

Monitoring is frequently identified as a need in coastal ecosystems. We cannot assess the health of an ecosystem, track changes in ecosystem services over time or properly manage our resources without observations and monitoring.

In Mobile Bay,...

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Jan 28, 2015

High water markers may be coming to your city

We all know there are risks associated with living on the coast. Floods are the most common and costly disaster in the United States and all communities are vulnerable. A new initiative led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeks to...

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By: Tracie Sempier / Published: Jan 12, 2015

Collini joins MASGC as sentinel site coordinator

Renee Collini recently joined the staff at the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium as the coordinator for the Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative. The regional cooperative is one of five around the nation that is part of the...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jan 05, 2015

Living shorelines draft report is now available

Interest in living shorelines and alternative shoreline stabilization methods continues to grow throughout the Gulf region and the nation. In June, we (the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program) were asked to participate in a NOAA-funded...

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By: Niki Pace / Published: Dec 16, 2014