The Gulf Offshore Research Institute (GORI) was awarded a sub-grant for $81,082 for MMEERSET Phase One

The Gulf Offshore Research Institute (GORI) was awarded a sub-grant for $81,082 for MMEERSET Phase One: developing platform-based offshore aquaculture using a multi-use approach at Station Padre. GORI’s team partners on the project are LSU, LUMCON, and Innovasea.

The overarching goal of this project is to complete the first phase of offshore aquaculture development at Station Padre by performing a comprehensive feasibility assessment of two platform sites. This will not only support site-specific development, but provide economic and spatial analyses of broad interest to potential investors/stakeholders and generate a number of user deliverables, including a user-friendly economic model and regional maps identifying suitable areas for platform- and non-platform associated offshore development (specific to the northwest GOM).