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Catch Sea Grant at the Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) 2022

The Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) merges the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) All Hands Meeting, the annual Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystems Science (GoMOSES) Conference, and the triannual State of the Gulf Summit. It provides a forum to address issues identified by the five Gulf states as priorities for regional action.

GoMCon takes place in Baton Rouge, LA, on April 25-28, 2022.


Connect with Sea Grant at the GoMCon 2022 sessions below (must log into platform to access abstract links):


Using Resilience Stories to Create More Resilience Stories

Tuesday, April 26, 1:30-1:45 PM CT 

Renee Collini,  Regional Coastal Climate Resilience Specialist, Program for Local Adaptation to Climate Effects | Sea Level Rise, Mississippi State University, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium


Citizen Science, Science Education, Communication, and Extension Poster Session

Tuesday, April 26, 5:30-7:30 PM CT

Sea Grant Sponsored Community Science Programs and Their Impact along the Gulf of Mexico

Liz McQuain, Community Science Federal Liaison, Louisiana Sea Grant


Habitat Management Poster Session

Tuesday, April 26, 5:30-7:30 PM CT

Living Shorelines: Large Scale Impacts from Small-scale Decisions 

Eric Sparks, Mississippi State University/Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium


Living Resources Poster Session

Tuesday, April 26, 5:30-7:30 PM CT

Resilient Communities from the Classroom to the Coast 

Sonia Vedral, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Program for Local Adaptation to Climate Effects: Sea-Level Rise


Characterizing Cryptic Mortality in GoM Reef Fish: Evaluating the Nature and Extent of Depredation

Wednesday, April 27, 11:30-11:45 AM CT

Marcus Drymon, Assistant Extension Professor,  Mississippi State University and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium


Eyes on Seagrass Integrating Citizen Science Monitoring Programs across Florida

Wednesday, April 27, 10:45 – 11:00 AM CT

Laura Reynolds,  Assistant Professor, University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Soil and Water Sciences Department, Florida Sea Grant Affiliate


Expanding the Reach of the Climate and Resilience Community of Practice: Building Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Participation

Wednesday, April 27, 11:15-11:30 AM CT

Tracie Sempier, Coastal Resilience Engagement Specialist,  Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium


Advancing Partnerships w/Military Communities for Coastal Resilience: Opportunities and Overcoming Barriers

Wednesday, April 27, 11:30-11:45 AM CT

Michelle Covi, Coastal Resilience Department of Defense Liaison, University of Georgia MAREX & Georgia Sea Grant 


Exploring Successes, Challenges, and Best Practices for Regional Resilience Advancement

Wednesday, April 27, 1:30-2:15 PM CT

Renee Collini,  Regional Coastal Climate Resilience Specialist, Program for Local Adaptation to Climate Effects | Sea Level Rise, Mississippi State University, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (Panelists: Chase Glisson, Director of Engineering and Planning, Jackson County Utility Authority; CJ Reynolds, Director of Resilience and Engagement, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council; Shonda Mace, Community Development and Revitalization, Texas General Land Office)


What’s the Big Idea?: Advancing National Priorities Through Sea Grant Partnerships

Wednesday, April 27, 4:30-4:45 PM CT

Kelly Samek, Gulf Regional Lead, NOAA Sea Grant

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