The U.S. Capitol Building. (Credit: Architect of the Capitol.)

House Votes to Reauthorize National Estuary Program

This week, the House voted to reauthorize the National Estuary Program (NEP). The bill, H.R. 5266, includes changes to NEP’s competitive grants program, such as requiring prioritization of several coastal and marine issues, and removing the requirement to provide up to $5 million in funding to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to coordinate research and monitoring in estuarine zones.

The workshop report summarizes discussions on knowledge, skills, and attitudes critical for the region's middle-skilled workforce. (Credit: NOAA)

Gulf Research Program Workshop Summary Available

The National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Program has published Opportunities for the Gulf Research Program: Middle-Skilled Workforce, summarizing a workshop engaging representatives from education, government, and employers in the Gulf. Participants in the...