[Coral-List] UPR Sea Grant RFP
kgrove at uprm.edu
Tue Mar 6 09:45:56 EST 2007
The University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program (UPRSGCP) is
seeking high quality proposals for its 2008-2010 competitive marine
Documents and forms are available at:
http://seagrant.uprm.edu and http://uprsg.wordpress.com
For the last 28 years our mission has been to promote the conservation
and sustainable use of the coastal and marine resources of Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands in ways that benefit the entire population
and the Caribbean in general. One of 31 programs throughout the coastal
United States, the University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program
achieves its mission through a multi-faceted approach that includes:
research, outreach and formal (K-12) and informal education programs.
UPR Sea Grant links the university, which focuses on the development of
theoretical and applied research, with regional and national agencies,
and stakeholders in a way that increases our understanding of coastal
and marine ecosystems and habitats, coastal communities and economies,
coastal hazards, urban coasts, and the application of digital technologies.
Our request for proposals for 2008-2010 presents a new set of research
In line with the National Sea Grant College Program's theme areas, the
following priority needs were identified as the most important ones for
Ecosystems and ecology: From microbial ecology to regional ecological
interactions of the Caribbean Sea.
Coastal hazards: prediction, models, policies and the impacts of events
on coastal communities and the economy.
Climate change: science, policy and societal impacts.
Land use impacts: the land-coast interface, coastal development,
watershed management, water quality, pollutants and toxics, groundwater,
and impacts to wetlands, estuaries, coral reefs and associated habitats.
Coastal processes: the oceanographic dynamics of waves, currents and the
deposition of sand and sediments, alteration of coastal habitats, and
loss of shoreline.
Socioeconomic processes of resource use and coastal communities:
traditional ecological knowledge, economic valuation of coastal and
ocean resources, participation in governance and institutional
arrangements, resilience of communities, and gentrification.
Mariculture: new technologies, bio-fouling effects, biotechnological
applications, optimal systems and policies.
Certainly, these topics are interrelated as they depict the complexity
of coastal and ocean ecosystems, which are always intersected by the
human experience. We strongly recommend that research proposals give
serious consideration to this fact. In addition, each research proposal
must include an outreach or education component that enables the sharing
of research results with potential information users.
March 28 Preliminary proposals due at UPRSG before 4:30pm
May 2 Request for full proposals
June 20 Deadline to receive full proposals
August 31 Evaluation of Proposals
September 18 Final selection of projects
Notifications will be sent by September 19, 2007
Contact us at seagrant at uprm.edu <mailto:seagrant at uprm.edu>
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