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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2014. The Gulf Research Program: A Strategic Vision. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18962.
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THE GULF RESEARCH PROGRAM

A STRATEGIC VISION

Advisory Group
Gulf Research Program

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2014. The Gulf Research Program: A Strategic Vision. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18962.
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THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. Upon the authority of the charter granted to it by the Congress in 1863, the Academy has a mandate that requires it to advise the federal government on scientific and technical matters. Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone is president of the National Academy of Sciences.

The National Academy of Engineering was established in 1964, under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. It is autonomous in its administration and in the selection of its members, sharing with the National Academy of Sciences the responsibility for advising the federal government. The National Academy of Engineering also sponsors engineering programs aimed at meeting national needs, encourages education and research, and recognizes the superior achievements of engineers. Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr., is president of the National Academy of Engineering.

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The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy’s purposes of furthering knowledge and advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The Council is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone and Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr., are chair and vice chair, respectively, of the National Research Council.

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2014. The Gulf Research Program: A Strategic Vision. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18962.
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ADVISORY GROUP FOR THE GULF RESEARCH PROGRAM

BARBARA A. SCHAAL (Chair), Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

DONALD F. BOESCH, University of Maryland, Cambridge

ROBERT S. CARNEY, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

STEPHEN R. CARPENTER, University of Wisconsin, Madison

CORTIS K. COOPER, Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, California

COURTNEY COWART, Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

ROBERT A. DUCE, Texas A&M University, College Station

DEBORAH L. ESTRIN, Cornell New York City Tech, New York

CHRISTOPHER B. FIELD, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, California

GERARDO GOLD-BOUCHOT, Center for Research and Advanced Studies at Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

LYNN R. GOLDMAN, George Washington University, Washington, DC

BERNARD D. GOLDSTEIN, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

THOMAS O. HUNTER, Sandia National Laboratories (retired), Albuquerque, New Mexico

SHIRLEY ANN JACKSON, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

ASHANTI JOHNSON, University of Texas, Arlington, and Institute for Broadening Participation, Damariscotta, Maine

DAVID M. KARL, University of Hawaii, Honolulu

MOLLY McCAMMON, Alaska Ocean Observing System, Anchorage

LINDA A. McCAULEY, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

J. STEVEN PICOU, University of South Alabama, Mobile

EDUARDO SALAS, University of Central Florida, Orlando

KERRY MICHAEL ST. PÉ, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (retired), Thibodaux, Louisiana

ARNOLD F. STANCELL, Mobil Oil (retired), Greenwich, Connecticut

LaDON SWANN, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Ocean Springs, Mississippi

JAMES W. ZIGLAR, Van Ness Feldman, Washington, DC

MARK D. ZOBACK, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Staff

CHRIS ELFRING, Executive Director

BETHANY MABEE, Research Associate

LEIGHANNE OLSEN, Senior Program Officer

JOCELYN OSHRIN, 2014 Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow

EVONNE TANG, Senior Program Officer

TERI THOROWGOOD, Manager, Administrative Services

KIM WADDELL, Senior Program Officer

MAGGIE WALSER, Senior Program Officer

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In 2010 the Deepwater Horizon explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico caused the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, resulting in significant impacts on the region's environment and residents. Legal settlements with the companies held responsible led the federal government to ask the National Academy of Sciences to form and administer a 30-year program to enhance oil system safety, human health, and environmental resources in the Gulf of Mexico and other U.S. continental shelf areas where offshore oil and gas exploration and production occur or are under consideration. The new Gulf Research Program will receive $500 million to support activities using three broad approaches: research and development, education and training, and environmental monitoring.

The Gulf Research Program: A Strategic Vision establishes the Program's foundation and introduces its mission, goals, and objectives. It describes some initial activities and sets out the Program's vision for contributing lasting benefit to the Gulf region and the nation. The Program is an extraordinary opportunity to foster science on a regional scale and over the long term.

The document will be of interest to scientists, health professionals, engineers, and educators who wish to learn about, collaborate with, and submit proposals to the Program, and to all those who share the goal of enhancing resilience in areas where offshore energy production, vibrant communities, and dynamic ecosystems coexist.

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