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Advancing a Societal Impact Assessment Framework for Oil and Gas Operations in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Implementing Organization

Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies


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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

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The project team plans to develop a framework that coastal decision makers can use to measure and track the socio-economic impacts of offshore oil and gas operations in the context of environmental change and extreme weather. After reviewing relevant publications, conducting interviews and surveys, and holding focus groups with affected communities, the project team will create a formal societal impact assessment protocol that Gulf of Mexico communities can access online.


Richard McLaughlin
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