Audubon Florida News

National Academy of Sciences Starts Gulf of Mexico Program

posted on November 14, 2013 in Gulf Oil Spill,Water Issues,Wildlife

NASThe National Academy of Sciences is setting up a Gulf of Mexico program with funds from Deepwater Horizon settlements. The new 30-year, $500 million Gulf research program will focus on human health and environmental protection in the Gulf region. The program has three objectives: environmental monitoring, research and development, and education and training.

An advisory group held an information-gathering meeting in Tallahassee on Oct. 30-31, at which state agencies, nonprofits, health and research organizations gave presentations and discussed efforts and needs.

Audubon’s RESTORE Calendar lists many of the planning workshops and county RESTORE Act meetings. If you are aware of others, please let us know: flconservation@audubon.org.

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