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Advancing Optimization of Ecosystem Services to Inform Management and Restoration of the Gulf of Mexico

Implementing Organization

Stanford University


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Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program Grants


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Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

This project team will work to advance the use of science in strategic management and planning in the Gulf of Mexico. Team members plan to develop a science-based framework to prioritize restoration projects that provide the greatest returns for people and nature. By accounting for external factors like a changing climate and its effects on ecosystems and the benefits they provide to people, this project intends to identify the best places to enhance resilience in a region affected by oil and gas activity.


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