Our History

Texas OneGulf was established in January 2015 as a Texas Center of Excellence after the Deepwater Horizon disaster to advance research into ongoing impacts from the oil spill and other long-term issues that threaten the health and sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico.

We Are Nine Texas Institutions

Texas OneGulf is a consortium of nine top state institutions led by the Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with wide-ranging expertise in the environment, the economy and human health.

We are a network of experts

The TONE is an integrated body of Texas experts in marine and ocean science, human health, economics, policy and law that can provide rapid, science-based support in solving Gulf of Mexico related problems affecting Texas.

What We're Doing Today

The RESTORE Act designates five disciplines that must be addressed: coastal sustainability, restoration and protection; fisheries and wildlife research and monitoring; safe offshore energy development; sustainable and resilient economic growth; and comprehensive Gulf of Mexico observation, monitoring and mapping. Texas OneGulf has identified the following priorities for its first two years that meet these requirements:

Texas OneGulf Network of Experts (TONE)

Texas OneGulf Network of Experts (TONE)

TONE is a network of 142 Gulf experts that Texas leaders may call on to help develop science driven solutions to Gulf problems and respond to Gulf related emergencies, assuring that the best available science is brought to bear on them. Click below to view the Request for Proposals: Stakeholder Communication and Engagement Plan open to Texas OneGulf members.

Strategic Research and Action Plan

Strategic Research and Action Plan

A blueprint to guide Texas institutional research on the Gulf of Mexico. It will ensure that Texas institutions are addressing the priority issues affecting its citizens while maximizing cooperative research and eliminating duplication. View a draft of the Strategic Research and Action Plan at the link below:

Texas Knowledge Base

Texas Knowledge Base

The largest ever Gulf of Mexico database to ensure Texas scientists, resource managers, decision-makers and the public have real-time access to the best available science and information.

Disaster Research Capability for Texas

Disaster Research Capability for Texas

An infrastructure to support disaster research response, encompassing environmental, human health and economic assessment capabilities that can be rapidly employed to assess impacts along the Texas Gulf Coast in real-time.

Species Identification Training for Effective Monitoring and Management of Harmful Algal Blooms

Effective monitoring and management of harmful algal blooms, over growths of algae that can impact ecosystems and human and animal health, relies on accurate and timely identification of the species involved. However, many trained in this specialty are either retired or retiring. This program will provide critical comprehensive training in identification and taxonomy for scientists, technicians and managers.

The Marine Microbiome as a Sentinel for Ecological Health and Resiliency

Establish a base line of diversity and species composition in microbial communities, microscopic populations of bacteria, fungi, algae, and other microorganisms, in near-shore Gulf of Mexico environments, and to monitor changes associated with oil pollutants.

Contact Us

6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5869

(361) 825-2000