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About Amanda Watson

Amanda is the Coordinator of the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment.

Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment public draft review

COMMENT PERIOD OPEN UNTIL JULY 19, 2015 In 2012, the Gulf Coast Prairie, Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks, South Atlantic, and Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperatives initiated the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA). The GCVA is the start of an iterative process to assess the vulnerability of the multitude of ecosystems and associated species they [...]

By |June 16th, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment public draft review

Webinar watch: Modeling and abating the impacts of sea-level rise on five estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico

Laura Geselbracht of the Nature Conservancy and the mangrove team lead for the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment will be presenting a webinar on Modeling and Abating the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Five Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico. The webinar is Wednesday, October 1 at 3pm EDT.  The webinar link and conference line [...]

By |September 29th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Webinar watch: Modeling and abating the impacts of sea-level rise on five estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico

10 Facts to Know about the GCVA

August and September have been busy months for the GCVA as we prepare to send out the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment (SIVVA) to habitat and species experts within the next few weeks.  Here are 10 things to know before the SIVVA launch: We are assessing the vulnerability of 4 pilot habitats: mangroves, [...]

By |September 19th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on 10 Facts to Know about the GCVA

Webinar invitation: Learn about the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment

The Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment will be using the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment (SIVVA) to evaluate habitat and species vulnerability to changing conditions across the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.  Dr. Joshua Reece, one of the SIVVA creators, is giving a presentation about the assessment tool on September 4 from 12:00-1:00pm EDT.   This [...]

By |September 2nd, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Webinar invitation: Learn about the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment

Apply your research and expertise to the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment

I recently attended the Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (EESLR-NGOM) workshop in Apalachicola, FL where I was introduced to the 5 year project being led by UCF and others.  The team is assessing the impacts of sea level rise and coastal storms on marshes and oyster habitats in [...]

By |July 23rd, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Apply your research and expertise to the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment

5th Annual NOAA/NGI Gulf Hypoxia Research Coordination Workshop, July 14-16, 2014

The 5th Annual NOAA/NGI Gulf Hypoxia Research Coordination Workshop will be held July 14-16, 2014 at the Mississippi State Science and Technology Center at Stennis Space Center, MS.  This year the discussion will focus on advancing ecological modeling for diversions and hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico.  See below for ways to remotely access the [...]

By |July 11th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on 5th Annual NOAA/NGI Gulf Hypoxia Research Coordination Workshop, July 14-16, 2014

GCVA Update: Vulnerability Index and a call for team members

On May 21 after the GOMA PIT meetings in Mobile, AL, I had my second opportunity to meet face-to-face with several folks that are involved with the GCVA.  During the meeting, we put together a timeline of tasks to accomplish over the next 3 months.  The most immediate task is creating/adapting vulnerability indices to be [...]

By |May 27th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on GCVA Update: Vulnerability Index and a call for team members

Gulf Coast LCC Liaison/ Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Coordinator

Hi South Atlantic LCC community!  My name is Amanda Watson, and I am the new Gulf Coast LCC Liaison/Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA) coordinator.  Before I provide new details on the GCVA, let me introduce myself.  I was born and raised in New Orleans and am excited to be working along the Gulf Coast where [...]

By |April 4th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Gulf Coast LCC Liaison/ Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Coordinator