Restoring The Gulf of Mexico

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Analyzing the Gaps in Long-term Monitoring of the Gulf of Mexico

Our latest report highlights the top priorities for tracking the health of the Gulf.

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Taking the Pulse of the Gulf
by Matt Love, Conservation Biologist and GIS Specialist on Ocean Conservancy’s Gulf Restoration Program

Additional resources:

To create the gap analysis report, Ocean Conservancy first compiled this extended inventory of nearly 700 past and existing long-term monitoring efforts in the Gulf. This inventory is available on NOAA’s Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) website, in the layers table on the right, under “Restoration” > “Ocean Conservancy Gap Analysis.”


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* By downloading Ocean Conservancy’s Gulf of Mexico ecosystem monitoring inventory, you agree to the following:

To properly cite this inventory in any publication, product or commercial application in which it is used: Love, M., & Baldera, A. (2015). Gulf of Mexico ecosystem monitoring inventory. New Orleans, LA: Ocean Conservancy.

Not to hold to Ocean Conservancy or the original data providers liable for errors in the data. While we have made every effort to ensure the quality of the database, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of these datasets.

If you have questions or comments, please contact the authors at [email protected].

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