Sea Level Rise Research Supports Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative
NOAA, in partnership with NCCOS, the Department of Interior, Florida Sea Grant, and three National Estuarine Research Reserves, initiated a Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative (GOMSSC) whose purpose is to advance sea level rise prediction and assessment capabilities. The GOMSSC seeks to improve coastal data and research products to facilitate planning and adaptation to sea level rise and inundation. By leveraging existing activities and assets, the GOMSSC can enhance and expand sea level rise partnerships, improve scientific understanding of sea level rise and its impacts, and foster science-based decisions supporting coastal inundation planning and adaptation efforts.
The focal point of this partnership is the NCCOS-funded Gulf of Mexico Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise (EESLR) Project and the Gulf Vulnerability Assessment led by NOAA and the Gulf Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. The GOMSSC will focus and build on outcomes and outreach activities of the EESLR project, the Climate Community of Practice, and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance.
The GOMSSC extends from the Suwannee River in Florida west to the Pearl River on the Mississippi/Louisiana border; one of five regions included in the initial phase of the NOAA Sentinel Site Cooperative Program.
For more information, contact David.Kidwell@noaa.gov.