Loop Current & Eddies Alliance
The Loop Current & Eddies Alliance is a not-for-profit organization created to address needs of the many groups and individuals whose work involves the Loop Current and its Eddies in the Gulf of Mexico or other strong ocean currents globally. Many offshore and maritime industry operators must address the Loop Current in their mitigation plans and make quick decisions when the currents affect their ability to perform safe and commercially viable operations. Many scientific researchers investigate the behavior and features of the Loop Current and Eddies with ocean observation systems and geophysical fluid dynamic models. And there are many engineers, fishers, oil workers, military personnel, and citizens of the Gulf Coast whose jobs and lives are affected by the Loop Current. Combined we all have a wealth of experience to share.
The Loop Current & Eddies Alliance is an American focused, non-competitive, and non-commercial interest group that consists of members from academia, industry, government agencies, and general public . The group will act as a focal point on issues associated with strong currents and eddies in marine environments.
The LCEA strive to:
- Address and seek solutions to operational/HSSE challenges and impacts due to strong currents
- Identify, establish, and share of best practices and guidelines
- Seek research opportunities to improve forecast, observation, and mitigation