[Coral-List] [Updated w/ web links] NOAA/Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies Program FY2009 Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement

Felix Martinez Felix.Martinez at noaa.gov
Tue Jul 29 14:43:17 EDT 2008

The NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR) 
has issued a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement under its 
Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies (CRES) Program entitled /From Science to 
Conservation: Linking Coral Reefs, Coastal Watersheds and their Human 
Communities in the Pacific Islands/ to support the transition of 
research to operations in the Micronesian Islands.  The main goal of 
this new CRES funding opportunity is to utilize existing scientific 
tools and approaches (e.g., biophysical models; coupled watershed and 
hydrodynamic models, etc.) within a social, cultural, and economic 
framework to develop and implement effective coastal ecosystem 
management practices. 

In order for ecosystem management strategies aimed at restoring degraded 
reefs, protecting healthy reefs, and ultimately maintaining the valuable 
ecosystem resources and services that reefs provide to society to be 
effective, they need to be designed and implemented by incorporating key 
stakeholders from the local communities during both the development and 
implementation process.  Preference will be given to those proposals 
that include applicant teams comprised of scientists, resource managers, 
and a variety of community representatives of the appropriate local 
community governmental and non-governmental organizations. 

Potential applicants are encouraged to carefully read the FFO to fully 
familiarize themselves with the announcement.  Particular attention must 
be given to the  programmatic requirements to make sure that proposed 
projects will satisfy the announcement's goals and objectives.  Please 
note that the announcement is targeted to proposals that include at 
least two of the Micronesian Island Groups (i.e., Guam, American Samoa, 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, 
Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau).

The announcement can be viewed in Grants.gov here 
or in CSCOR's website here 

For more information contact the Program Manager, Dr. Felix A. Martinez, 
at 301-713-3338 x153 or Felix.Martinez at noaa.gov.

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Felix A. Martinez, Ph.D.
Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
N/SCI2, SSMC4 Rm. 8205	 	ph: 301-713-3338 x153
1305 East-West Hwy.  		fax: 301-713-4044		
Silver Spring, MD 20910  	email: felix.martinez at noaa.gov

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