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The 5th Annual NOAA/NGI Gulf Hypoxia Research Coordination Workshop

July 2014

Hypoxia and Mississippi River diversions are closely linked by overlap in ecosystem model domains, affected species and habitats, and by the intersection of mitigation efforts in influencing water quality (e.g. salinity and nutrient properties). The purpose of this workshop is to advance fisheries ecosystem management in the northern Gulf to inform efforts to assess and predict the potential ecological and socioeconomic effects of diversions and hypoxia.

Hosted by Northern Gulf Institute with support from:

  • NOAA National Ocean Service
  • NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
  • NOAA Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaboration Team
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program
  • Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition
  • Northern Gulf Institute (NGI)


  • Provide a forum for strengthening communication and coordination between physical, biological, and socioeconomic modelers of Gulf of Mexico hypoxia and Mississippi River diversions, and the users and stakeholders (e.g. Hypoxia Task Force, fisheries managers)
  • Validate and refine key fisheries management and habitat conservation needs associated with ecosystem (including socioeconomic) effects of hypoxia and large-scale river diversions in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Assess adaptive management needs for advancing ecosystem modeling of hypoxia and diversion effects on habitats and living resources in the northern Gulf of Mexico


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