The Network to Network for the Gulf of Mexico (N2N-GoM) is a means to bring together the more than 181 GoM networks that exist across market sectors, academia, and government.  

The concept emerged from the convergence of multiple interests shared by a binational interdisciplinary team of academic, industrial, government and community-based leaders from U.S. and Mexico, who realized that by leveraging the power of their network collaborations through team science, it was possible to integrate all available scientific evidence from the GoM (including data from field and laboratory observations, model predictions, and experts’ knowledge), share knowledge and operational infrastructure; and build research, academic, service, and entrepreneurship capacity around the Gulf of Mexico.