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Task 1: Northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) Project Leadership and Information Management

Project Leader: John Brock - USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, St. Petersburg, Florida

Task 1 Goals

Task 1 provides scientific and programmatic leadership to the project. It includes core administrative capabilities, data management support for project scientists, and internal and external project communications. Given the scale and complexity of the NGOM Change and Hazard Project, a need exists for scientific leadership to explore and evaluate partnership opportunities, to develop a comprehensive project plan, to update the plan as appropriate, and transition results to appropriate stake holders.

This task interfaces with the NGOM Project Scientific Advisory and Region Advisory Committees and conducts project planning workshops and annual project review meetings.

Task 1 Objectives

The goal of this task is to provide scientific guidance, administrative services, and information management to the project.

The objectives for Task 1 are to:

  • Provide scientific leadership and management to the project, inclusive of conducting planning workshops, planning for staffing and associated recruitment of project personnel, and project budgeting and procurement.
  • Provide data, information, and publication management support to the project. This will involve establishing a catalog of relevant data, development and maintenance of a reference database, and tracking and expediting the review and approval of project publications.
  • Provide support for communications, both within the project, and between the project and external stakeholders and collaborating scientists. Activities in support of this objective include the creation and maintenance of a project website, monthly internal project meetings, and an annual project review meeting with of external partners, stakeholders, and advisors.

Task 1 Publications


Brock, J.C., Lavoie, D., and Poore, R.Z., 2009, Northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystem change and hazards susceptibility: Geo-Marine Letters, vol. 29, no. 6, p. 343-347.

Open File Report(OFR)

Lavoie, D.L, Rosen, B.H., Sumner, D.M., Haag, K.H., Tihansky, A.B, Boynton, Betsy, and Koenig, R.R., (eds.), 2008, USGS Gulf Coast Science Conference and Florida Integrated Science Center Meeting: Proceedings with Abstracts, October 20-23, 2008, Orlando, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1329, 157 p.


Brock, J.C., Lavoie, D.L., and Poore, R.Z., 2011, Early results from the Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Change and Hazard Susceptibility Project: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3031, 4 p.
Lavoie, D., 2007, Northern Gulf of Mexico: USGS science contributions to a resilient coast 2006-2011: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2007-3075, 2 p.
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