Coastal Restoration Efforts

and Funding Opportunities:

RESTORE Act (ABOUT)

Gulf Spill Restoration: A website maintained by NOAA on behalf of the RESTORE Act Trustees. Get the latest news updates from the Deepwater Horizon Trustees. Suggest a restoration project for consideration. 

RESTORE The Gulf: The official website of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council.

NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program: The mission of the program is to carry out research, observation, and monitoring to support, to the maximum extent practicable, the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem, fish stocks, fish habitat, and the recreational, commercial, and charter-fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico.

Alabama

Restore AlabamaThe Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council (AGCRC) was created with the passage of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012.

Alabama Coastal Restoration: Providing the latest news, press releases, and meeting announcements concerning Alabama's recovery efforts.

Florida

Deepwater Horizon FloridaFollowing the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, the state of Florida implemented response operations and emergency restoration. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the lead state agency for responding to impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the resulting restoration process.

Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO): FIO is the Gulf coast state entity responsible for administering the Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program (FLRACEP).

Louisiana

LaCoast.gov: A website funded by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA), and maintained by the US Geological Survey's National Wetlands Research Center. The site contains information and links relating to coastal restoration projects in coastal Louisiana.

 

Doing Business with CPRA: Information about upcoming projects, advertisements for contracts, grants and bids, and additional resources for potential vendors.

The Water Institute of the Gulf: The Water Institute is a Louisiana not-profit, independent applied research and technical services institution with a mission to help coastal and deltaic communities thoughtfully prepare for an uncertain future. 

Mississippi

RESTORE.ms: The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's (MDEQ) website providing information and links relating to coastal restoration projects and procurement opportunities in Mississippi. 

Mississippi Based RESTORE Act Center of Excellence (MBRACE):  MBRACE is a consortium made up of Mississippi’s four major research institutions: the University of Southern Mississippi, Jackson State University, the University of Mississippi, and Mississippi State University. The University of Southern Mississippi will serve as the lead institution with the MBRACE program administered within USM’s Center for Gulf Studies.

NOARC: The National Oceans and Applications Research Center (NOARC) is a private, independent, non-profit 501.c.3 development corporation chartered by the State of Mississippi. NOARC aims to develop new ways to use “Space to Seafloor" environmental monitoring technologies to support coastal restoration projects focused on wetlands, watersheds, wildlife, and water quality. 

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