Prior to this site’s designation as an official website for the Deepwater Horizon NRDA Trustee Council Website on April 1, 2015, this site was managed by NOAA. Content uploaded prior to April 1, 2015 may not have been, and should not be assumed to be, approved or endorsed by the Trustee Council or any individual Trustee. Assessment and Early Restoration documents and stories pre-date the finalization of the comprehensive restoration plan and may include additional activity types.


Expand All


September 2021 (2)
09/14: Return ‘Em Right: Angling for Better Catch and Release in Gulf Reef Fisheries [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]
09/02: Conserved Acreage on Florida’s East Coast Benefits Sea Turtles [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]

July 2021 (1)
07/26: Public Input Drives Improvements to the Gulf Spill Restoration Website [ Trustee Council , Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Regionwide , Alabama , Florida , Mississippi , Louisiana , Texas , Project News , Public Meetings ]

June 2021 (2)
06/08: Updates from the Open Ocean April 2021 Webinar Now Available [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]
06/01: 2020 Annual Reports Include 30 New Projects, More than 250 in Total, Investing $1.6 Billion in Gulf Restoration [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Louisiana , Mississippi , Texas , Open Ocean , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Annual Reporting ]

May 2021 (1)
05/25: Join the Trustees for their Annual Public Meeting Webinar June 17 [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Louisiana , Mississippi , Texas , Regionwide , Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Public Meetings , Translated Information ]

April 2021 (1)
04/14: Help Open Ocean Trustees Identify Public Engagement Topics at Upcoming Webinar [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]

March 2021 (2)
03/25: Submit Your Bird and Sturgeon Restoration Project Ideas for the Open Ocean Restoration Area [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Notices ]
03/08: Open Ocean Trustees Seek Input on Long-term Fish Restoration Strategy [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Notices , Public Meetings ]

January 2021 (1)
01/28: After Four Successful Years, Oceanic Fish Restoration Project Enters 2021 Season [ Open-Ocean , Project News ]

November 2020 (1)
11/17: Open Ocean 2020 Annual Meeting Presentation, Materials Available [ Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]

October 2020 (2)
10/13: Partner Selected in Open Ocean Recreational Reef Fish Restoration Project [ Open-Ocean , Project News ]
10/08: Join Open Ocean Trustees For November 5 Annual Meeting Webinar [ Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]

August 2020 (1)
08/13: Materials From Recent Open Ocean Webinar Now Available [ Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]

July 2020 (1)
07/27: Protecting Nesting Loons in Minnesota by Getting the Lead Out! [ Open-Ocean , Project News ]

June 2020 (3)
06/24: Join the Trustees for their Annual Public Meeting Webinar July 16 [ Trustee Council , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Alabama , Florida , Louisiana , Mississippi , Texas , Public Meetings ]
06/18: Initial Open Ocean Monitoring and Adaptive Management Priorities Released [ Open-Ocean , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Public Meetings , Publication ]
06/01: Hundreds of Restoration Activity Reports, 2019 Annual Financials Available [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Mississippi , Louisiana , Texas , Open-Ocean , Regionwide , Annual Reporting , Publication ]

April 2020 (4)
04/20: 10 Years After Deepwater Horizon: Projects Utilizing Multiple Funding Sources [ Trustee Council , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama , Florida , Texas , Project News ]
04/20: 10 Years After Deepwater Horizon: Projects Implemented in Multiple Locations [ Trustee Council , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama , Florida , Texas , Project News ]
04/20: 10 Years After Deepwater Horizon: Projects that Benefit Multiple Types of Resources [ Trustee Council , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama , Florida , Texas , Project News ]
04/20: 10 Years after Deepwater Horizon: A Statement from the​ Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council [ Trustee Council , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama , Florida , Texas , Project News ]

January 2020 (1)
01/28: Project Restoring Gulf Pelagic Fish Kicks Off Fourth Year [ Open-Ocean , Project News ]

December 2019 (2)
12/19: Open Ocean 2019 Annual Meeting Presentation, Materials Available [ Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]
12/10: $226 Million in Projects Approved in Second Open Ocean Restoration Plan [ Open-Ocean , Final Restoration Plan , Publication , Translated Information ]

November 2019 (1)
11/13: Join Open Ocean Trustees For December 12 Annual Meeting Webinar [ Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]

October 2019 (1)
10/11: Submit a Quote: Gulf Pelagic Longliners Can Help Restore Fish Impacted by Deepwater Horizon [ Open-Ocean , Notices , Project News ]

August 2019 (1)
08/26: Innovative Monitoring Activities Will Improve Understanding of Stressors on Gulf Whales and Dolphins [ Open-Ocean , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Publication ]

July 2019 (2)
07/22: Open Ocean Trustees Reopen the Comment Period for Draft Restoration Plan 2 [ Open-Ocean , Draft Restoration Plan ]
07/01: Gulf Sturgeon Monitoring and Adaptive Management Activities Will Address Data Gaps, Inform Restoration [ Open-Ocean , Monitoring and Adaptive Management ]

June 2019 (2)
06/24: Open Ocean Draft Restoration Plan 2 Meeting Materials Available [ Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]
06/20: Open Ocean Trustees Extend Deadline to Comment on Draft Restoration Plan 2 [ Open-Ocean , Draft Restoration Plan ]

May 2019 (5)
05/31: 2018 Annual Financial Summary, 171 Annual Restoration Activity Reports Now Available [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Mississippi , Louisiana , Texas , Open-Ocean , Regionwide , Annual Reporting ]
05/24: Join Open Ocean Monitoring, Adaptive Management Outreach Event June 4 [ Open-Ocean , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Public Meetings , Translated Information ]
05/15: Open Ocean Draft Restoration Plan 2 Available for Public Comment [ Open-Ocean , Draft Restoration Plan , Publication , Translated Information ]
05/07: Open Ocean Trustees Release Monitoring and Adaptive Management Strategy [ Open-Ocean , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Publication ]
05/03: Save the Date: Open Ocean Meetings June 4 [ Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]

March 2019 (1)
03/12: Open Ocean Trustees Approve Final Restoration Plan 1 [ Open-Ocean , Final Restoration Plan , Publication ]

February 2019 (2)
02/22: Information from the Open Ocean Monitoring and Adaptive Management Workshop [ Open-Ocean , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Public Meetings ]
02/05: Third Year of Oceanic Fish Restoration Project Kicked Off in January [ Open-Ocean , Project News ]

December 2018 (1)
12/20: Workshop Notice: Open Ocean Monitoring and Adaptive Management Strategy at GoMOSES [ Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]

November 2018 (1)
11/21: Open Ocean Annual Meeting Presentation, Materials Available [ Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]

October 2018 (3)
10/25: Information Posted from Open Ocean Draft Restoration Plan 1 Webinars [ Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]
10/19: Open Ocean Annual Meeting Webinar, November 14 [ Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]
10/09: Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group Seeks Public Comment on its First Draft Restoration Plan [ Open-Ocean , Draft Restoration Plan , Public Meetings , Publication ]

April 2018 (1)
04/20: Dive into 2017 Restoration Project Data [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Louisiana , Mississippi , Texas , Open-Ocean , Regionwide , Annual Reporting ]

February 2018 (4)
02/21: Trail Reopening Event Highlights Significance of Ecotourism in Gulf [ Open-Ocean , Alabama , Project News ]
02/07: Open Ocean Trustees to Propose Draft Restoration Plan 2 Projects Later in 2018 [ Open-Ocean , Notices ]
02/07: Open Ocean Trustees to Propose Draft Restoration Plan 1 Projects Later in 2018 [ Open-Ocean , Project News ]
02/07: Open Ocean Trustees Initiate Restoration Planning [ Open-Ocean , Notices ]

January 2018 (2)
01/31: Deepwater Horizon Trustee Members Providing In-person Program Updates at GoMOSES Next Week [ Trustee Council , Open-Ocean , Regionwide , Public Meetings ]
01/05: Project to Restore Gulf Fish Kicks Off Second Year [ Open-Ocean , Project News ]