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News from April 2010
The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is a private Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to the preservation of natural resources and wildlife habitat on and around Sanibel and Captiva (http://www.sccf.org). The SCCF Marine Laboratory is seeking an energetic and hardworking intern with a marine and estuarine college background to assist with the lab’s numerous research projects, as well as working on an independent research project developed with our assistance. Undergraduate juniors and seniors enrolled in marine programs or with appropriate experience (see above) preferred. Graduating seniors are eligible also. Starting Date: as early as March-April 2010. Current Duration: Four to six months. Deadline: Open until filled. Stipend: ($200/week) and on-island housing provided, along with some travel support. Please view additional information: Full description. Intern form.
- Submissions Sought: Watershed Science Bulletin (Association of Watershed and Stormwater Professionals)
AWSPs is currently soliciting short (5 published pages or less) articles for the first issue of the WSB. This issue will feature new and unique approaches, applications, tools and methods for development and implementation of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) to restore water quality. It is scheduled for release in October 2010. Deadline for Submissions: Friday, April 9, 2010. Please visit http://www.cwp.org/AWSPS/index.html for more info.
- Conference registration open: Shifting Shorelines - Adapting to the Future (The Coastal Society's 22nd International Conference)
The Coast Society is proud to announce that its 22nd International Conference (Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future) will be held at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside, Wilmington, North Carolina, Sunday, June 13 - Wednesday, June 16, 2010. There will be two plenary sessions -- Towards a National Ocean Policy: Connections Across the Land-Sea Boundary, and Making the Connection: Translating Science into Coastal Policy. For more information, or to register, please visit http://www.thecoastalsociety.org/conference/tcs22/index.html
NASA invites proposals for Carbon Cycle Science investigations within the NASA Earth Science Program (ROSES, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science program), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (AFRI), and the USDA Forest Service Program (working through the USDA-NIFA-AFRI program). NASA and USDA-NIFA seek proposals to improve understanding of changes in the distribution and cycling of carbon among the active land, ocean, and atmospheric reservoirs and how that understanding can be used to establish a scientific foundation for societal responses to global environmental change. Code: NNH10ZDA001N-CARBON. Letter of Intent Due: April 9, 2010. Proposal Deadline: June 4, 2010. http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId=%7BCB3925D3-FA3C-5F1C-C7D8-940ADC3070F9%7D&path=open
- Graduate Fellowship: Training for the Integration of Decision-Making and Ecosystem Science (UNH & NERRS)
A new graduate program at the University of New Hampshire seeks applicants - two qualified students will also be selected for fellowship assistance (through the National Estuarine Research Reserves' Science Collaborative program). "Training for the Integration of Decision-Making and Ecosystem Science (TIDES),” is a UNH-based training program focused on helping individuals develop the skills needed to link science-based information to coastal resource management decisions. TIDES includes a master’s degree track that combines academic coursework with a place-based internship at a Reserve, and a certification track to accommodate professionals working in the field. Fellowship Applications are due April 14. For more information or for a full description: email@example.com.
The Terrestrial Hydrology program (ROSES, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science) solicits three types of research that deal with or relate to the problem of comparative spatial scales. In particular, THP is interested in developing science that will further the use of future sensors for both scientific and applied science uses. Research is sought in at least one of the following areas:
Total funds available for work selected under this solicitation are approximately $2.5 million per year for three years. The program anticipates making approximately fifteen selections. Letter of Intent Due: April 21, 2010. Proposal Deadline: June 15, 2010.
The Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) program seeks to establish a coordinated national network of regionally- or thematically-based partnerships devoted to increasing the adoption of effective, high quality educational programs and resources related to the science of climate change and its impacts. Each CCEP must include representation from at least each of the following communities: climate scientists, experts in the learning sciences, and practitioners from within formal or informal education venues. Each CCEP should be organized around either geographic regions that share similar climate change impacts, or major climate impact themes (e.g., sea-level rise).
- Funding Opportunity: Computationally Intensive Research Projects in Environmental Molecular Science Research (Dept of Energy)
The Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) is soliciting one year proposals for allocations of computer time for Computationally Intensive Research (CIR) projects renewable up to three years duration. Research areas sought are in environmental molecular science, basic and applied research areas that address the environmental problems and research needs facing the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Deadline: April 24, 2010. For more information, visit: http://www.emsl.pnl.gov/access/cir_guidelines.jsp
The NatureServe Conservation Conference 2010: Biodiversity without Boundaries is an international training and education event for the environmental conservation community. Conservation leaders, thinkers and doers representing federal, state and provincial agencies, non-profit conservation organizations, universities, and corporations come together for three days of education, issue discussion, idea exchange, innovation sharing, and professional networking. Click here to see the preliminary agenda.
NASA's Physical Oceanography program (ROSES, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science) supports basic research and analysis activities that enable development of NASA’s current and future physical oceanography satellite missions and the scientific interpretation of data from them. Research proposals are invited in two priority areas:
Total funds available for work selected under this solicitation are approximately $2.0M per year for three years. Code: NNH10ZDA001N-PO. Letter of Intent Due: April 30, 2010. Proposal Deadline: June 30, 2010.
- Fellowship: Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program (National Academies)
The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program within the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Academies is designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, public policy, and law students in the analytical process that informs the creation of national policy-making with a science/technology element. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and those who have completed graduate studies or postdoctoral research in any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary field within the last five years are eligible to apply. A stipend of $8,240 will be provided for the 12-week session to offset expenses. Deadline: May 1 and November 1, annually http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/policyfellows/index.htm
The next IEBS meeting is in the planning stages. It will be held May 10-13, 2010 in North Carolina. In recent years this symposium has focused on issues of climate change and coastal environments and the connectivity between watershed and coastal ocean processes. Brent A. McKee, firstname.lastname@example.org would like us to spread the word on this unique opportunity (it is been quite a while since this symposium was held in the US). He is looking to form an organizing committee soon, so let him know if you are interested or if you would like to suggest someone. More information is available here.
This solicitation (ROSES, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science) invites proposals to establish a satellite data calibration and validation office for ocean biological, biogeochemical and interdisciplinary ocean research. For this solicitation, one proposal will be selected to address these principal areas of research:
NASA anticipates making one award of up to $1.5 million for a maximum period of four years. Code: NNH10ZDA001N-OBB. Letter of Intent Due: June 11, 2010. Proposal Deadline: August 13, 2010. http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId=%7B7FCF910D-87FC-2BCE-56CB-9A813BEF4833%7D&path=open
- Funding Opportunity: Climate and Biological Response: Research and Applications (NASA, ROSES 2010)
This solicitation seeks two types of proposals: (a) basic research proposals and (b) applications proposals to support ecosystem and landscape management. While this solicitation is not exclusively focused on public lands and waters, proposals addressing these managed areas are especially welcome.
Research proposals should address patterns and processes of climate change on the distribution and/or abundance of species, populations, or functional groups of species; or the sustainability over time and/or connectivity of ecosystems across landscapes or seascapes. Applications proposals should enhance the management of populations, species, communities, and ecosystems across landscapes and seascapes of concern through the development or improvement of forecasting tools. Ecosystems may include forests and water resources important to landscape managers.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration invites proposals for extramural research, innovative projects, and sponsorships (e.g., conferences, newsletters etc.) that address one or more of the following five mission goals:
This BAA is a mechanism to encourage research, education and outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships that are not addressed through NOAA's competitive discretionary programs. Code: NOAA-NFA-NFAPO-2010-2002272. Deadline: September 30, 2011. http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=51101 Attachment(s): [federalregister-NOAA-baa-2010-2011.pdf]
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awards matching grants under the Keystone Initiatives to achieve measurable outcomes in the conservation of fish, wildlife, plants and the habitats on which they depend. Funding priorities fall in the following areas: Bird Conservation, Fish Conservation, Marine and Coastal Conservation, Wildlife and Habitat Conservation.
In addition to these priorities, the Foundation also has an interest in projects that further a collective understanding of the most cost-effective opportunities to achieve measurable impact in the following areas: Control of invasive species, Enhancing delivery of ecosystem services in agricultural systems, Minimizing the impact on wildlife of emerging energy sources, Developing future conservation leaders and professionals.
Awards are made on a competitive basis to eligible grant recipients, including federal, tribal, state, and local governments, educational institutions, and non-profit conservation organizations. Next preproposal deadline: September 1, 2010. Proposal deadline: November 1, 2010. http://www.nfwf.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Keystone_Initiatives_Grant_Guidelines
Materials are now available for Planning for Climate Change, a workshop that was developed as a national project for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). The workshop is geared primarily toward shoreline planners and developed so that Coastal Training Programs (and other agencies) around the country can customize the workshop and use it as part of their educational efforts regarding climate change. It was piloted twice (in Washington State) and, while it lays a foundation in current climate research, it primarily addresses the fundamentals of how to prepare and adapt to the anticipated impacts of climate change. Workshop materials, evaluation results, lessons learned, PowerPoint presentations, and streaming video of the training sessions are all posted on the NERRS website: http://nerrs.noaa.gov/Training/padillabay/project.html.
CESN provides summaries of selected articles from the Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation's journal, Estuaries and Coasts: An International Journal of Coastal Science. The summary articles emphasize management applications of the scientific findings. These are the most recent CESN summary topics:
To subscribe by email, or read prior articles, please visit, http://www.erf.org/cesn/march-2010
There are many Gulf-specific items here, but this comprehensive, monthly resource (from NOAA Ocean Service, Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management) also has lots to offer GCRC website visitors: funding information, scientific entries, government updates, etc.
- New Document: Water Resources Data for Georgia, Water Year 2009 (USGS)
The U.S.Geological Survey Georgia Water Science Center is pleased to announce the availability of "Water Resources Data for Georgia, Water Year 2009" annual report. This is a compilation of all streamflow, groundwater, and
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Georgia Water Science Center, announces a newly-published technical report entitled Ground Water Conditions and Studies in Georgia, 2006-2007, by Michael F. Peck, Jaime A. Painter, and David C. Leeth, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2009-5070. This publication presents an overview of groundwater levels and groundwater quality, water-use information, and hydrologic studies conducted during 2006 to 2007 by the USGS in Georgia. Summaries are presented for selected ground-water studies along with objectives and progress. This publication was prepared in cooperation with numerous local, State, and Federal agencies and is available on the Web at the following persistent URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5070/
The National Sea Grant Program launched a program to create research plans for U.S. coastal and Great Lakes areas. Sea Grant Programs from the South Atlantic region of the coastal USA (NC, SC, GA, FL) are working together to identify priority regional-level research needs and then develop an action plan to address these needs. The project involves coordination with NOAA laboratories, state and federal agencies, and academic partners, as well as participation from politicians, representatives from industry, and other stakeholders from throughout the region. The GCRC is managing this project in association with Georgia Sea Grant. Please visit the new SARRP website.
SARRP Research Plan Released on April 12th, 2010
The South Atlantic Regional Research Priorities Plan 2010 has been posted here. This plan benefited from, and is intended for use by all federal, regional, state and academic partners. The document includes project background and methods along with the Regional Research Priorities identified by our partners in the region. Readers will also find a discussion of how the plan might be moved forward.
U.S. Department of Commerce Approves Short-Term Fishing Moratorium on South Atlantic Red Snapper
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