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Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Services Valuation Database Unveiled by Harte Research Insititute

March 8, 2011

The Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is pleased to announce the unveiling of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Services Valuation Database (www.GecoServ.org).

There are two goals of the database: 1) To allow the distribution and sharing of information about ecosystem services valuation studies relevant to Gulf of Mexico region habitats and 2) To identify current gaps in the primary valuation literature in order to encourage work that will fill those gaps.

This is a 'living' database and we welcome suggestions for inclusion of studies and how to improve the website. Support to build and maintain the database has been provided by the Harte Research Institute, NOAA's Gulf Coast Services Center and NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaboration Team, and EPA's Gulf of Mexico Program.

For more information contact: David Yoskowitz.