Resilient Gulf News

Estimating the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Fisheries Landings

CRGC team members Dr. Craig Bond, Dr. Shanthi Nataraj, and Ms. Jacqueline Fiore just published preliminary results on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on the Gulf fisheries industry. This paper reports results from an ex-post analysis of the spill using publicly available, routinely collected data on landings, revenues, and fishing effort for select fish species in the Gulf. The research team’s methods examine the overall impact of the oil spill as well as changes that occurred over time. Learn more »

Shipbuilders in AL and LA Expand Operations to Deliver New Fleet of Passenger Ferries for New York City

horizonHorizon Shipbuilders, based out of Bayou La Batre, AL, and Metal Shark, a boatbuilder located in Franklin, LA, are rapidly working to build boats for an ambitious citywide ferry service that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to begin next summer. Horizon and Metal Shark are working on a tight schedule to build the 19 vessels needed for Mayor de Blasio’s $325-million citywide ferry service, timed to begin as he seeks re-election for office next November. This new ferry service would be the most extensive of its kind in any American city.

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Planning for Resilient Communities: Coastal Louisiana Leaders Gather to Kick-Off Executive Leadership Training

logoTulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy is hosting the “Planning for Resilient Communities” Executive Leadership Training for a newly formed cohort of Southeastern Louisiana Disaster Resilient Leadership Fellows in a five day workshop from November 14-18th. The fellowship program is supported by the Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities (CRGC), a multidisciplinary consortium funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to provide communities with solutions to build social, economic, and public health resilience to catastrophic oil spills.

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CRGC Student Featured as GoMRI Scholar

1_jacqueline_fiore_headshot-225x175Jacqueline Fiore, a Ph.D. student in Tulane University’s Economic Analysis and Policy program and a GoMRI Scholar with the Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities (CRGC), uses applied economics to study the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s socioeconomic impacts on Gulf fisheries, assess their ability to recover, and help inform future oil spill response.

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