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News from July & August 2010
The NOAA Climate Program Office's Announcement of FY2011 Funding Opportunity is now available, as well as information on how to submit a proposal. Full applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 10, 2010. In addition, the fiscal year 2011 funding opportunity is organized around a new structure for the Climate Program Office's grants programs. Applicants will find activities organized under four programs: Climate Observations and Monitoring; Earth System Science; Modeling Analysis, Predictions, and Projections; and Climate and Societal Interactions. The Climate Program Office is also introducing a new cross-cutting initiative focusing on "Improving NOAA's Climate services for the Coastal Zone."
- Call for Papers: A Special Theme Issue of the Journal Coastal Management: “Making the Connection: Translating Science into Effective Coastal Policy”
The Coastal Society’s TCS 22 Conference (June 13-16, 2010) in Wilmington, North Carolina explored the issues involved in translating scientific knowledge and perspectives into effective coastal management policies and practices in its Closing Plenary session. To more fully develop this theme, The Coastal Society invites submission of full-length manuscripts for publication in a special, theme issue of the journal, Coastal Management, a peer-reviewed international journal devoted to exploring all aspects of coastal management. Papers addressing all aspects of the application of scientific knowledge and perspectives to coastal management policy and practice at local, regional, national, and/or international scales are welcome. All submissions will go through standard double blind peer review. The theme issue is scheduled to be published in early 2011 and is likely to receive special publicity coverage by Taylor and Francis, which should help raise the profile of theme issue papers.
The Pew Center on Global Climate Change has released a policy paper, Adapting to Climate Change: A Call for Federal Leadership. The full document is available here (PDF).
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.
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.
- 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
An updated version of the Multipurpose Marine Cadastre is now available. Organizations use this online marine information system planning tool to screen coastal and marine spaces for new uses (including renewable energy projects and other offshore activities). Users can pinpoint a location on a map and quickly access the associated legal, physical, ecological, and cultural information. The new version uses Web map services, an improvement on the static data files of the past. The updated version also contains additional marine habitat and seafloor data and improved analysis and rendering tools. The Multipurpose Marine Cadastre is a multi-agency effort led by NOAA and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service. For more information, visit www.csc.noaa.gov/mmc. Contact: Adam Bode, Adam.Bode@noaa.gov, (843) 740-1265.
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. http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/news/gomexnews.html
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.
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Well Leak Information
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. For more information about SARRP, please visit our partner website.
South Atlantic Alliance Established
A South Atlantic Alliance was formally announced (link to news release) on October 19th, 2009 at a meeting of the Coastal States Organization in Charleston. Representatives from the four partner states (South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida) each had an opportunity for comment, and the federal government was represented by Mr. Michael Boots from the White House Council on Environmental Quality. GCRC staffer and SARRP Coordinator, Christine Laporte was also present: she is a member of the Alliance Executive Planning Team (representing SARRP).
The mission of the Alliance is to "significantly increase regional collaboration among South Atlantic states, with federal agency partners and other stakeholders, to sustain and enhance the environmental (coastal/marine), natural resource, economic, public safety, social, and national defense missions of the respective states and the South Atlantic region."
For more information about the Alliance and other opportunities for collaboration in our region, visit the Alliance website (http://www.southatlanticalliance.org/) and that of the South Atlantic Regional Research Project
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