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Subject line: NOAA funding

As many of you know, each year NOAA’s Coastal Services Center issues an annual Omnibus notice that describes grant funding availability. The most recent notice was published in the Federal Register on June 12, 2006 (volume 71, number 112). Here we highlight a few of the relevant programs from that notice. Timetables, budgets, and scope vary widely, so please refer to the Federal Register (or the cooperating agency) for complete information.

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Link National Sea Grant RFPs:

NOAA Project Competitions
* National Marine Fisheries Service
• Cooperative Research Program – to increase and improve the working relationship between researchers from the NMFS, state fishery agencies, universities, and fishermen. The program is a means of involving commercial and recreational fishermen in the collection of fundamental fisheries information. Deadline August 11.

• MARFIN Fisheries Initiative Program - to optimize the use of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico and off the South Atlantic states of NC, SC, GA, and FL involving the U.S. fishing industry (recreational and commercial), including fishery biology, resource assessment, socioeconomic assessment, management and conservation, selected harvesting methods, and fish handling and processing.
Deadline July 12.

• General Coral Reef Conservation Grants Program - to (1) help preserve, sustain and restore the condition of coral reef ecosystems, (2) promote the wise management and sustainable use of coral reef resources, (3) increase public knowledge and awareness of coral reef ecosystems and issues regarding their conservation and (4) develop sound scientific information on the condition of coral reef ecosystems and the threats to such ecosystems.
Deadline November 10.

* National Ocean Service
• Climate and Weather Impacts on Society and the Environment – to further understanding and increase the resiliency of natural, economic and social systems to weather and climate related environmental stressors through interdisciplinary research, information and services delivery, education and outreach.
Deadline August 28.

• Coastal Hypoxia Research Program – to advance understanding, predicting, and managing the causes and ecological and economic impacts of hypoxia in representative coastal ecosystems.
Deadline September 11.

• Cumulative Impacts of Multiple Stressors - to investigate the impacts of multiple stressors in coastal ocean ecosystems, including estuaries and the Great Lakes. These projects should be interdisciplinary, multiple investigator, and well-integrated studies designed to develop capabilities for understanding, predicting, and managing the effects of multiple stressors (both anthropogenic and natural) in coastal ecosystems.
Deadline October 23.

• Information Resource Supporting the Resiliency of Coastal Areas in the US Portion of the Gulf of Mexico – to develop a January 13, 2008increase the capacity of coastal communities to survive, mitigate the effects of, and recover from the effects of natural and other hazards. Deadline August 15.

* National Weather Service
• Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research Program - to create a cost-effective transition from basic and applied research to operations and services through collaborative research between operational forecasters and academic institutions which have expertise in the environmental sciences.
Deadline October 20.

• Hydrologic Research - to create a cost-effective continuum of basic and applied research through collaborative research between the Hydrology Laboratory of the NWS Office of Hydrologic Development and academic communities or other private or public agencies which have expertise in the hydrometerologic, hydrologic, and hydraulic routing sciences.
Deadline September 15.

* National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service
• Research in Satellite Data Assimilation for Numerical Weather, Climate, and Environmental Forecast Systems - to accelerate the use of observations from earth-orbiting satellites in operational numerical prediction models for the purpose of improving weather, ocean mesoscale, and other environmental forecasts, improving seasonal to interannual climate forecasts, and increasing the physical accuracy of climate reanalysis.
Deadline August 11.

* Oceans and Atmospheric Research
• Aquatic Invasive Species Research and Outreach (Sea Grant)- to discover and develop information and tools that can lead to the prevention, monitoring and control of aquatic invasive species threatening United States coastal, oceanic and Great Lakes communities, resources and ecosystems.
Deadline (for preliminary proposals) August 17.

• The Gulf of Mexico Oyster Industry Program (Sea Grant) - to encourage multidisciplinary research and extension projects that contribute directly to the recovery, efficiency, and profitability of oyster-related businesses and to the safety of oyster products.
Deadline (for preliminary proposals) August 14.

• Oyster Disease Research Program (Sea Grant) - to participate in innovative research that provides technology and management strategies to combat oyster disease and bring about the restoration of oysters and the oyster industry in U.S. coastal areas.
Deadline (for preliminary proposals) August 24.

• Ballast Water Technology Demonstration Program Competitive Funding Announcement (Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation Facility / and Treatment Technology Demonstration Projects) - to support progress in the development of commercially viable ballast water treatment technologies. NOAA and FWS will also entertain proposals to support planning activities which could lead to additional ballast water RDTE facilities in the future.
Deadline (for preliminary proposals) September 14.

• Joint Hurricane Testbed - to test and evaluate, and modify if necessary, in a quasi operational environment, their own scientific and technological research applications.
Deadline July 31.


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