[CDHC] 2008 and 2009 Funding Opportunity for Coral Reef and Reef-Related Ocean Acidification Research in the Southeast U.S. and the Gulf of Mexico:

Cheryl Woodley cheryl.woodley at noaa.gov
Mon Dec 17 15:15:00 EST 2007

Hi CDHC List Members,
I have pasted below a recent funding opportunity announcement.  Some of 
you may be interested in applying.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Undersea 
Research Program Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington 
is soliciting research pre-proposals for *TWO* specific funding 
opportunities for coral reef and reef-related ocean acidification 
research for 2008 and 2009.

*Geographic Regions of Interest:*

*  Southeast U.S. and the Gulf of Mexico, including coral reef 
ecosystems in the Florida Keys, Southeast Florida, the Eastern Gulf of 
Mexico, and the Flower Garden Banks

*Opportunity #1*: *Ocean Acidification Research at Aquarius Reef Base 
(Key Largo, FL)
*Private foundation funds in the amount of $75,000 direct science 
support are available for a research mission focused on the impacts of 
ocean acidification on coral reefs at Aquarius Reef Base during October 

*Opportunity #2:  NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) Coral Reef 

The NOAA Undersea Research Center at the University of North Carolina 
Wilmington in partnership with the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program 
is soliciting pre-proposals for one to two year targeted research 
projects that address one or more of the following threats facing U.S. 
coral reefs: fishing, pollution, coastal uses (including invasive 
species), climate change, and extreme events. Specific research needs 
for this funding opportunity are detailed in the /NOAA Coral Reef 
Ecosystem Research Plan for FY 2007 to FY 2011/. 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, 
including marine protected areas and habitat restoration techniques. 
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 

*The full funding announcement can be accessed at 

*Pre-proposals are due* to SEGM on* January 14, 2008.* 

For any further information regarding this opportunity, please contact 
Thomas Potts (910) 962-2442, _pottst at uncw.edu <mailto:pottst at uncw.edu>_

Cheryl Woodley, Ph.D.
Coral Health and Disease Program

Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research
Hollings Marine Laboratory
331 Fort Johnson Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
843.762.8862 Phone
843.762.8737 Fax
cheryl.woodley at noaa.gov

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