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... to establish a new program focused on oil system safety, environmental resources, and human health in the Gulf of Mexico and other U.S. outer continental shelf regions that support oil and gas production.
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... Myers Brownsville Gulf of Mexico Naples Miami 25°N Key West MEXICO 0 75 150 mi CUBA 0 75 150 km 95°W 90°W 85°W Mission of the Gulf Research Program Over its 30-year duration, the Gulf Research Program will work to enhance oil system safety and the protection of human health and the environment in the Gulf of Mexico and other U.S. outer continental shelf areas by seeking to improve understanding of the region's interconnecting human, environmental, and energy systems and fostering application of these insights to benefit Gulf communities, ecosystems, and the Nation.
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... • Support activities to improve understanding and use of scientific information by the public and policy makers in decisions related to environmental stewardship, human health improvement, and responsible oil and gas production. As specified in the agreements that established the Program, three broad approaches, or mechanisms, will be used: research and development, education and training, and environmental monitoring and assessment.
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... Science to Serve Community Needs. The Program seeks to foster science that serves the needs of the region's numerous and diverse communities, including translational research that is focused on the ways in which new knowledge can be used by the public, resource managers, program managers, community planners, and other decision makers.
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... Exploratory Grants 2015 Topics: • Exploring approaches for effective education and training of workers in the offshore oil and gas industry and health professions • Linking ecosystem services related to and influenced by oil and gas production to human health and well-being Expected 2016 Topics: • Innovative approaches to developing scenario planning and decision-support systems to cope with crises • Connecting data about environmental conditions with individual and population health data to foster transdisciplinary research • Building resilience in human and environmental systems of the Gulf of Mexico and other offshore energy-producing regions 8 THE GULF RESEARCH PROGRAM A Strategic Vision
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... Environmental Monitoring Integration and Synthesis of Monitoring Data Opportunity: Applicants will be challenged to propose hypothesis-driven projects that identify and synthesize existing data related to either the deep Gulf or ecosystem services for restoration and management themes. Workshops 2014: Education and Training Opportunity Analysis Workshop Environmental Monitoring Opportunity Analysis Workshop Community Resilience and Health Opportunity Analysis Workshop 2015: Additional workshops to be determined.

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