[CDHC] FY 2011 Funding Opportunity

Cheryl Woodley Cheryl.Woodley at noaa.gov
Mon Jul 26 19:14:50 EDT 2010

*Hello CDHC List Members
I wanted to bring this funding opportunity to your attention.



**Please Distribute** Note: Federal employees are eligible to apply.


*FY 2011 Funding Opportunity*__

_*Title*_: Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program: Understanding Coral 
Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico – Pulley Ridge to the 
Florida Keys

_*Due Date*_: Full proposals are due October 21, 2010 at 3 p.m. Eastern 


NOAA’s Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (NOAA/CSCOR), in 
partnership with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Office 
of Ocean Exploration and Research (NOAA/OER), National Marine Fisheries 
Service Southeast Regional Office, and Gulf of Mexico Regional 
Collaboration Team, is soliciting proposals for a project under the 
Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program of up to 5 years in duration to 
conduct research to improve the understanding of population connectivity 
of key species between the southernmost portion of Pulley Ridge on the 
West Florida continental shelf and downstream to the coral ecosystems of 
the Florida Keys. Coral ecosystems upstream of Pulley Ridge can be 
considered if directly relevant to population connectivity or to provide 
context to the overall study. This information will be used to improve 
the ability of Gulf of Mexico resource managers to proactively develop 
strategies to manage and protect poorly understood mesophotic coral 
ecosystems, including coastal and marine spatial planning and the siting 
of marine protected areas and marine protected area networks for shallow 
and mesophotic coral ecosystems.

One project is expected to be supported for up to 5 years, with an 
annual budget up to $1,000,000. At no additional cost, up to 15 days per 
year for two years of time using the MolaMola/ /AUV will be provided by 
the NOAA/OER National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology.

Additionally, NOAA/CSCOR has partnered once again with NOAA/OER to 
provide their expertise in administering appropriate technologies for 
field-based research to support your proposal such as advanced technical 
diving, autonomous underwater vehicles and remotely operated vehicles.. 
Operational costs for conducting the research must be included in the 

The full funding opportunity and information on how to apply can be 
found on grants.gov by clicking on this link 
or by searching for CFDA #11.478.

For more information, please contact Kimberly Puglise, NOAA/CSCOR, 
301-713-3338 x140 or kimberly.puglise at noaa.gov 
<mailto:kimberly.puglise at noaa.gov>.

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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