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Open Ocean Monitoring and Adaptive Management Planning

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; US Department of Agriculture; US Department of the Interior; US Environmental Protection Agency


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)


Project Category


Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources


Project Description

Conduct comprehensive planning to develop and implement a monitoring and adaptive management (MAM) framework and plan the effective use of the MAM allocation for the Open Ocean Restoration Area in order to evaluate the outcomes of the Open Ocean restoration effort across the portfolio of Open Ocean projects, identify and fill data gaps that affect the Open Ocean TIG’s ability to meet and/or evaluate progress toward restoration goals for Open Ocean resources, and identify the benefits and outcomes from Open Ocean restoration activities to resource, cross-resource, and ecosystem restoration across the northern Gulf of Mexico.


Laurie Rounds
(850) 934-9284
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