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June 2008 Announcements

There are so many items this month, we've added a directory to assist you. Otherwise, items are listed in order by deadline.

Funding

Communicating Hurricane Information

 

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program (Fish and Wildlife Service)

 

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program (Fish and Wildlife Service)

 

Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (NSF)

Conferences

Coastal Footprints: Minimizing Human Impacts, Maximizing Stewardship (The Coastal Society)

Other Items of Note

New Data Archive: USGS Georgia Water Science Center

 

Online GIS Tool: Habitat Priority Planner (NOAA Coastal Services Section)

 

Project of Interest: South Atlantic Regional Research Planning
  Project of Interest: Water Quality Metabase for Southeast Atlantic Region

- Conference: Coastal Footprints: Minimizing Human Impacts, Maximizing Stewardship

Registration for The Coastal Society's 21st international conference, "Coastal Footprints: Minimizing Human Impacts, Maximizing Stewardship", is now open!  The conference will be held June 29 - July 2, 2008 in Redondo Beach, CA, near Los Angeles. You may register online, or mail or fax your registration form and payment.
Please go to http://www.thecoastalsociety.org/conference/tcs21/registration.html for details.  

 

- Information Session: GIS Habitat Priority Planning Tool, NOAA (Coastal Services Section)

The Habitat Priority Planner was designed with the local planner, coastal conservation group, and coastal manager in mind. It can be used to sort options, develop and change scenarios, and answer questions such as:

• Where should we place the conservation boundaries?
• What areas qualify according to the preservation criteria?
• How do we prioritize conservation goals for this region?
• Where are we most likely to find a specific plant, animal, or demographic?
• Where is the best place to locate this dock, marina, school, or road?
• How would the proposed boundary impact resources, boat ramps, or schools?

An online information session on this tool will be held on June 11 from 10 am - noon. To learn more, view the fact sheet and visit www.csc.noaa.gov/hpp/ To register, go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=uzmdLl_2fUYKUWVl2_2bqQpLMw_3d_3d

 

- Funding Opportunity: National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program, Fish and Wildlife Service

The National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program (U.S. Department of Interior; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS]) is seeking applications for projects to acquire real property interest (e.g., easement or fee title) in coastal lands or waters from willing sellers or partners (coastal wetlands ecosystems) for long-term conservation or for restoration, enhancement, or management of coastal wetlands ecosystems for long-term conservation. Approximately $19 million is available*. Applications are due by June 27, 2008.
     For more information, check out the Grants.gov link (here), then contact Christy Kuczak, 703/358-1748. E-mail: christy_kuczak@fws.gov.

* Eligible coastal states are those bordering the Great Lakes (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin); states bordering the Atlantic, Gulf (except Louisiana), and Pacific coasts (Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington).

 

- Funding Opportunity: Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis, NSF

Three clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (the Ecological Biology, Ecosystem Science, and the Population and Evolutionary Processes clusters) encourage the submission of proposals aimed at synthesizing a body of related research projects conducted by a single individual or group of investigators over an extended period. OPUS proposals will often be appropriately submitted in mid-to-late career, but will also be appropriate early enough in a career to produce unique, integrated insight useful both to the scientific community and to the development of the investigator's future work. In cases where multiple scientists have worked collaboratively, an OPUS award will provide support for collaboration on a synthesis. OPUS awards will facilitate critical synthesis, and do so in a way that will acknowledge the prestige of this important component of scientific scholarship. Deadline: July 16, 2008 (and again Jan 9th, 2009). http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08559/nsf08559.htm?govDel=USNSF_25

- Funding Opportunity: Communicating Hurricane Information

In a joint announcement, NOAA and NSF call for proposals focusing on advancing fundamental understanding of the communication of hurricane outlooks, forecasts, watches, and warnings both to decision makers (i.e., emergency managers, elected officials) and to the general public. Full Proposal Deadline Date:  June 3, 2008 http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503246&org=SES&from=home

 

- Funding Opportunity: National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program, Fish and Wildlife Service

The National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program (U.S. Department of Interior; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS]) is seeking applications for projects to acquire real property interest (e.g., easement or fee title) in coastal lands or waters from willing sellers or partners (coastal wetlands ecosystems) for long-term conservation or for restoration, enhancement, or management of coastal wetlands ecosystems for long-term conservation. Approximately $19 million is available*. Applications are due by June 27, 2008.
     For more information, check out the Grants.gov link (here), then contact Christy Kuczak, 703/358-1748. E-mail: christy_kuczak@fws.gov.

* Eligible coastal states are those bordering the Great Lakes (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin); states bordering the Atlantic, Gulf (except Louisiana), and Pacific coasts (Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington).

 

 

- New Data Archive: USGS Georgia Water Science Center

The USGS Georgia Water Science Center is pleased to announce the release of IDA, the Instantaneous Data Archive, an online access to the instantaneous values of streamflow used to compute the traditional daily-mean values.  Georgia was one of the first USGS offices to implement IDA.  To access this new online archive of data, please visit our Center's homepage at http://ga.water.usgs.gov/ and click on the IDA link near the bottom of the page. Please note that the electronic archive only goes back to the mid- to late-1980's since that is when electronic storage of streamflow data began.  If you have any questions, please let Brian McCallum, Assistant Director, know via email at bemccall@usgs.gov.

 

- Project of Interest: SE Coastal Water Quality Monitoring Metadata Project

The GCRC (with funding from the National Park Service) is in the process of developing a meta-database of water quality monitoring efforts in the southeast (Atlantic coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina).

 

- Project of Interest: South Atlantic Regional Planning

The National Sea Grant Program recently 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.

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