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"
Gulf of Mexico Socio-Ecological System
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News & Highlights
Key West Port Water Quality Changes
The Gulf of Mexico Integrated Ecosystem Assessment team presented water quality data to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. Data presented included dissolved inorganic nitrogen, chlorophyll-a, silica, turbidity, and several others. This information was presented to the council to better understand how cruise ships impact water quality. This long term water quality monitoring dataset presented offers an opportunity to look at changes over time, including any that may come from changing use patterns in the area.
See the presentation here.
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