Binational Perspectives on Gulf of Mexico Sustainability Workshop

March 8-10, 2017, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico


The Binational Perspectives on Gulf of Mexico Sustainability Workshop is a collaboration among international leaders in science, government and federal research agencies to address pathways for resilient and sustainable urban and rural societies among countries bordering the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The Binational Perspectives on Gulf of Mexico Sustainability Workshop was held at the Hacienda Santa Clara campus in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.


Outcomes of the Binational Perspectives on Gulf of Mexico Sustainability Workshop

RCN CE3SAR’s co-sponsorship of the Binational Perspectives on Gulf of Mexico Sustainability workshop resulted in actionable academic and research collaborations among international partners bordering the GOM. The workshop enhanced capacity among established US-Mexico research partnerships to advance scientific understanding of the impacts of environmental change on GOM resources and the communities that rely on them.


Primary workshop objectives achieved were:

  1. enhancement of international collaboration among marine oriented GOM academic research institutions, US-Mexican scientists, federal agencies, and policy makers to address issues that impact the GOM;
  2. identification of common environmental and natural resource issues and research priorities that impact the resiliency of the GOM and communities along its borders;
  3. consensus regarding the development of policies and actions to foster resilient civil societies capable of adapting to the changing world; and
  4. sharing the work of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Sustainability Roundtable with US-Mexican scientists, federal agencies, and policy makers to assist NAS in developing the metrics for measuring the health of coastal and marine environments and the communities that rely on their resources.