Gulf of Mexico Integrated Ecosystem Assessment

"Balancing the needs of nature and society through integrated science for current and future generations of the Gulf of Mexico" 

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Gulf of Mexico Socio-Ecological System

Gulf of Mexico Conceptual model

Conceptual model of the Gulf of Mexico Socio-Ecological System. This was developed in conjunction with the vision statement and serves as a reference to guide our work, at all stages.

Featured Project: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Coral in the Florida keys

Coral in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary ( Photo: Matt McIntosh/NOAA source:flickr)

In May of 2018, the Gulf of Mexico Integrated Ecosystem Assessment team met with Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary staff to understand their science and management priorities and initiate the Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) process. Read more about the project here. 

 

News & Highlights

Participate in a research study. Share your perception of management in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

The purpose of this study is to collect information on the perception of management success in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Participation is anonymous and part of a Master's degree thesis at the University of Miami. This online survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete. 

Ecosystem-Based Management is good for Gulf of Mexico’s bottom line

Current management practices in the Gulf of Mexico have supported the recovery of many fish species and a growing industry yet extreme events and additional pressures are expected to increase in intensity and occurrence prompting the need for ecosystem-based management. Read more.

Red Tides Impact More Than Just Fish

During the summer of 2018 Gulf of Mexico IEA scientists held workshops with fishermen to better understand the marine ecosystem and Red Tide events. Read more


Partnership with Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

September 2018 Gulf of Mexico IEA scientists held a workshop in Key Largo, Florida to select Indicators for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Read more