[Coral-List] Coral Research Opportunity for the Pacific
John.Tomczuk at noaa.gov
Fri Nov 17 15:28:04 EST 2006
*CY 2007 and CY 2008 Funding Opportunity for Coral Reef Research*
The Hawai'i Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL), a National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Undersea Research Program Center, in
partnership with the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) is
soliciting research pre-proposals for coral reef research for FY2007 and
*Geographic Regions of Interest*
* The waters of the Main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, America
Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S.
Pacific Remote Insular Areas, the Republic of the Marshall Islands,
Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.
*This funding opportunity is for one to two year research projects that
address one or more of the following key threats facing U.S. coral
reefs* overfishing, pollution, invasive species, disease, climate
change, and coral bleaching. Proposals should be geared towards
management-oriented research to 1) develop a better understanding of the
role of these threats in coral reef ecosystem decline; 2) predict the
impacts from and responses of reef communities to these anthropogenic
and natural stressors; and 3) design, test and evaluate the
effectiveness of specific reef management measures. Proposals should
clearly demonstrate how the scientific information, tools, or other
products from the project would enable resource managers to address
threats to reefs and advance conservation of coral reef ecosystems.
The request for pre-proposals full announcement is attached and can also
be found on the web at http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/HURL/rfp2006_coral.html
Pre-proposals are due to HURL on December 29, 2006.
For any further information regarding this opportunity, please contact
Dr. John R. Smith (808) 956-9669, _jrsmith at hawaii.edu
<mailto:jrsmith at hawaii.edu>_.
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