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The River, Estuary and Coastal Observing Network

Sanibel -Captiva Conservation Foundation

SCCF Among 10 Gulf of Mexico Marine Laboratories to Receive NOAA GCOOS Grant

Published: Jun 24 2016

GCOOS grant

The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association (GCOOS-RA) has been awarded $1.8 million a year for the next five years to support data collection and distribution in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ocean observations are essential not only for emergency response operations, but also provide data for longer-term restoration activities and overall scientific understanding in the Gulf of Mexico. They support:

  • Safe oil and gas production
  • Safe shipping
  • Public health protections
  • Public safety from storm events and other disasters
  • Healthy ecosystems


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