NGOMEX 2016: User-driven tools to predict and assess effects of reduced nutrients and hypoxia on living resources in the Gulf of Mexico.
NOAA’s Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research funded three projects under the NGOMEX 2016 funding cycle. Information and progress on one of these projects, led by Kim de Mutsert, is posted on this webpage. The main goal of this project is to integrate physical, biological, bioenergetics, and ecosystem models to address how changes in nutrient loads from the Mississippi River affect fish and fisheries in the northern Gulf of Mexico, develop practical management tools based on these linked models, and deliver those to managers and stakeholders. Regular meetings with an advisory panel and stakeholders are included in the project to facilitate the transition of information and tools to decision makers.