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Second Annual International Workshop on Governance of the Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem (GOM LME) Project, the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, the Universidad Veracruzana (UV), and the National Commission for Natural Protected Areas - Gulf Region (CONANP) invite graduate students to participate in the second annual international workshop focused on the Gulf of Mexico.
- Distinguished lecturers from Cuba, Mexico, and the United States
- Cultural and environmental field trips
- Travel scholarships
- Interdisciplinary, international approach

Scholarships will be awarded to Masters and Ph.D. students in any field of study who are interested in coastal and marine resource management, watershed management, coastal zone management, coastal and marine spatial planning, estuarine ecology, public policy, international relations, or environmental governance.

Objective: To provide students with an integrated understanding of national and international resource management and conservation policies in the Gulf of Mexico region through an educational and cultural experience. Participants from each country will contribute their perspectives on the social, economic, political, and environmental issues and cooperate to develop better management strategies for sustainable management of Gulf of Mexico resources.

Location:   Veracruz, Mexico
Dates:   August 15-19, 2011
Early Registration Deadline:   June 24, 2011
Contact Information:   Dr. Ivonne Cruz ( or Harriet Nash (

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Workshop Application (PDF)

Keywords:   Governance, Mexico, Veracruz, Coastal management, Watershed and Land management, Nutrient load, marine protected areas, Environmental education

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