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State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit 2014

The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will bring together public and private sector leaders from the five Gulf States to address the environmental and economic health of the nationís most valuable marine resource at the "State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit 2014" from Monday, March 24, through Thursday, March 27, in Houston, Texas.

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Summit 2011

The second State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit held December 4-8, 2011, in Houston, Texas, highlighted the strong need for a platform to develop a shared vision of a healthy Gulf in the aftermath of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill catastrophe. In order to formulate a roadmap for restoring the Gulf, government, NGO and academic

experts addressed a broad range of issues including: loss of wetlands; hypoxia; coastal resiliency; ecosystem health, marine protected areas, international cooperation, oil spill recovery, and social and economic recovery. Summit 2011 Recap Book

Summit 2006

HRI hosted the first State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit from March 28-30, 2006, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Originally scheduled for November 2005, this unprecedented event had to be postponed after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, causing severe destruction and catastrophic loss of life from Central Florida to Louisiana. When finally convened, the summit brought together world-renowned oceanic scientists with leaders of government, business, industry, conservation and resource management to plan for

the long-term sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico and establish a cohesive strategy for ensuring its ecological and socioeconomic health and productivity. Summit 2006 Recap Book

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