Gulf of Mexico Team Restructures Itself and Updates Membership
The NOAA Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaboration Team (Gulf Team) established new focal themes for its activities as part of refreshing its strategy and structure. These themes include improving resilience, increasing internal understanding of NOAA, and promoting Gulf restoration. Additional themes include data synthesis and total water. Together, these themes will be central to strategic efforts taken by the Gulf Team to support NOAA’s mission. The Gulf Team also adapted the nation-wide Regional Collaboration Strategy Map to serve as its regional Strategy Map.
In related decisions, the Gulf Team established its new structure as a decisional “core” Team, Working Groups to conduct activities, and an informational, open Forum. The Gulf Team also revisited its entire official Team membership list, finalizing it in February 2016.