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Key Accomplishments in 2016
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... Awards totaling $520,000 support their professional develop ment through work on policy issues in federal and state government host offices in the Gulf region. 2 FUNDED 3 Synthesis Grant projects totaling $2.1 million -- two in the Gulf region and one in 5 Alaska -- to advance understanding of the short- and long-term impacts of offshore oil and gas operations INTRODUCED 3 new grant types geared on human communities in coastal regions and related toward new audiences, activities, and focus areas, exposures to environmental contaminants.
From page 7...
... with the other Gulf of Mexico countries; • supporting the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Eco system Science Conference; • expanding outreach campaigns through conference attendance and increased stakeholder meetings, targeted identification of audiences for new fund 7 ing opportunities, and increased "e-update" digital subscriptions; and • enhancing communications materials, including INITIATED 3 additional National Academies con- improvements to websites and brochures. sensus studies and 2 National Academies workshops, being led by other National Academies divisions, that will inform future GRP funding opportunities on a range of topics, including: • chemical dispersant use in oil spill response, • coastal zone dynamics along the U.S.

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