[Coral-List] Reminder Pre-proposals due Jan 18 [Coral Research Funding Opportunity for the U.S. Pacific and FAS]

Kimberly Puglise kimberly.puglise at noaa.gov
Wed Jan 9 15:12:29 EST 2008



**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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