[Coral-List] Coral Research Funding Opportunity for the U.S. Pacific and FAS

Kimberly Puglise kimberly.puglise at noaa.gov
Tue Dec 4 09:08:29 EST 2007

**FY 2009 and 2010 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 pre-proposals for coral reef research for FY2009 and FY2010.

**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 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 opportunity announcement can be accessed at 

Pre-proposals are due to HURL on _January 18, 2008_.

*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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