Gulf of Mexico Region

The NOAA Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaboration Team (GoMRCT) is one of eight regional teams. The 24-member team includes a Team Lead and a full-time Regional Coordinator. Team members reflect the diversity of NOAA within the Gulf of Mexico region, and are comprised of NOAA employees and NOAA partners. The GoMRCT also utilizes a work group structure to focus its activities and reach beyond team members to bring in additional expertise for specific activities. To learn more about the NOAA offices and labs represented by team members, visit the links associated with their home offices provided below.

Regional Team Lead:
Brian LaMarre – Meteorologist-in-Charge
National Weather Service – Tampa Bay Area, FL
Regional Coordinator:
Kristen Laursen
National Marine Fisheries Service


Team Members

What We Do

NOAA established the Regional Collaboration effort to support integrated, regionally-tailored implementation of NOAA-wide programmatic priorities and provide a more systematic approach to both internal and external communications. NOAA has a responsibility to produce relevant, reliable and timely scientific information to support decision-makers and fulfill its stewardship mandates. Regional Collaboration enables NOAA to achieve this by identifying and applying NOAA’s full range of capabilities, within and across regions to improve our productivity and value to stakeholders.

How to Get Involved

Contact the Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaboration Team

NOAA’s Next Generation Strategic Plan

We are continuing to build our web presence and outreach tools. Check back here for updates and information on regional meetings and engagement opportunities!

For more information contact:

Kristen Laursen
Email: Kristen Laursen
Phone: (727) 824-5301
Location: St. Petersburg, FL

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