[Coral-List] POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - Marine Science Program Manager - The Nature Conservancy

Shirley Gun sgun at TNC.ORG
Mon Jul 21 10:15:12 EDT 2008

The Nature Conservancy's Florida Keys Program seeks a Marine Science
Program Manager. 
The Marine Science Program Manager provides managerial, technical and
scientific leadership for The Nature Conservancy's (TNC's) marine
conservation initiatives in south Florida and the Florida Keys and plays
an integral role in the Florida Chapter's statewide marine conservation
program.  The position also provides support for marine conservation
initiatives of TNC's Southern U.S. Region, Mesoamerica-Caribbean Region
and Global Marine Team.  S/he participates in the planning and extension
of theories, precepts and practices in conservation science, applies
diversified knowledge of scientific principles and practices to a broad
variety of assignments and related fields. Deadline for applications is
August 18, 2008.
Please see full announcement & application process on

I assume this is the correct way to post a submission onto the Coral
List server? Can you let me know if this is OK for submission.


Please consider the environment before printing this email 

Shirley Gun
Office Manager

sgun at tnc.org
(305) 745-8402 Ext. 107 (Phone) 
(305) 745-8399 (Fax) 

nature.org <http://nature.org/>
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Florida Keys Office 
55 North Johnson Road
Sugarloaf Key, FL 33042

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Today's Topics:

   1. EPS images from PRIMER-E graphs? (Hernandez Edwin)
   2. Session on ?Climate change and ocean acidification?
      (Gattuso, Jean-Pierre)
   3. 2009 NOAA International Coral Grant Program (Eileen Alicea)
   4. Scubaboard's Marine Science Forum (Michael Lombardi)
   5. Availability of funding for General Coral Reef Conservation
      Grants for Fiscal Year 09 (Jennifer.Koss)


Message: 1
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 21:03:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: Hernandez Edwin <coral_giac at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Coral-List] EPS images from PRIMER-E graphs?
To: Coral List <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
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Dear Listers.
  Hola! Does anyone knows a trick for converting PRIMER-E images (i.e.,
Cluster graphs, MDS plots) into EPS image format? This is absolutely
necessary for submitting a manuscript and I have not found a way to do
it. Can someone recommend a software I can use for format conversion?
Many thanks in advance. Please, send replies directly to
coral_giac at yahoo.com.

Edwin A. Hern?ndez-Delgado, Ph.D.
Affiliate Researcher

University of Puerto Rico
Department of Biology
Coral Reef Research Group
P.O. Box 23360
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3360

Tel (787) 764-0000, x-2009
Fax (787) 764-2610

e-mail: coral_giac at yahoo.com


Message: 2
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 19:15:16 +0200
From: "Gattuso, Jean-Pierre" <gattuso2 at obs-vlfr.fr>
Subject: [Coral-List] Session on ?Climate change and ocean
To: Coral-list <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
Cc: "Cole, Julie" <jecole at email.arizona.edu>
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Julie Cole and Jean-Pierre Gattuso will co-chair session 2 on ?Climate
change and ocean acidification? at the 11th Pacific Science
Inter-Congress, Tahiti, 2-6 March 2009. See abstract below.

The deadline for abstract submission and request for support is 30
September 2008. Note that the organizers:

- welcome young scientists (less than 35 years old) and provide free
registration for the students (i.e. free meals and transportation in
Tahiti ), fifty 500? grants to cover partial travel and accommodation
costs and special rates for their accommodation.

- will provide financial assistance to scientists from insular states to
attend the conference.

Please check the web site (http://www.psi2009.pf) for abstract
submission, registration and all inquiries.

Best regards,
Julie Cole (jecole at email.arizona.edu) and Jean-Pierre Gattuso
(gattuso at obs-vlfr.fr)

The Pacific Region is a critical one from the standpoint of climate
change and variability, and stands to face some of the most severe
impacts of anthropogenic climate change as atmospheric CO2 increases,
sea level rises, ocean acidification intensifies, and climate warms.

Climate modelling and paleoclimate reconstruction offer important and
complementary tools for understanding past and future changes.
Ecosystems face unprecedented challenges as the oceans become more
acidic, human land-use intensifies, and extreme temperature and rainfall
events become more frequent.

The aim of this session will be twofold:

1- Describe and assess the variability of climate, past and future, in
the context of the present greenhouse effect. We encourage both global
and Pacific-based studies. Presentations dealing with the interaction
between natural and human activities, and models of global warming and
its impacts over the next century, are particularly welcome;

2- Document the extent, magnitude and future trajectory of ocean
acidification in the Pacific region, its impact on marine organisms and
ecosystems, and its potential socio-economic implications. Studies
dealing with monitoring, experimental perturbations and modelling are
particularly welcome.

Jean-Pierre Gattuso | http://www.obs-vlfr.fr/~gattuso
European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA):


Message: 3
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 13:50:42 -0400
From: Eileen Alicea <Eileen.Alicea at noaa.gov>
Subject: [Coral-List] 2009 NOAA International Coral Grant Program
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Please disseminate this information: 2009 NOAA International Coral Grant

PROGRAM PRIORITIES: This Program solicits proposals under four funding
categories: 1) Promote Watershed Management in the Wider Caribbean,
Brazil, and Bermuda; 2) Planning for Effective Marine Protected Area
Management; 3) Encourage the Development of National Networks of Marine
Protected Areas in the Wider Caribbean, Bermuda, Brazil, Southeast Asia,
and the South Pacific; and 4) Promote Regional Socio-Economic Training
and Monitoring in Coral Reef Management in the Wider Caribbean, Brazil,
Bermuda, the Western Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, the South Pacific, South
Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Pre-applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time, on
Monday, November 3, 2008, preferably by email to coral.grants at noaa.gov.
Final applications by invitation only must be received by 5:00 p.m. U.S.
Eastern Time, on Friday, February. 13, 2009 through www.grants.gov.

Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, U.S. and
international non-profit organizations, and commercial organizations.
U.S. federal agencies and individuals are not eligible. For specific
country eligibility per category, please refer to individual category
descriptions in Section I.B. of the full Federal Funding Opportunity
(FFO). Eligible countries are defined in Section III.A. of the FFO. The
proposed work must be conducted at a non-U.S. site.

Up to approximately $500,000 may be available in FY 2009 to support
grants under this program. Each eligible applicant can apply for the
following maximum amounts: 1) Watershed Management: $30,000-$50,000; 2)
Planning for Effective Marine Protected Area Management: Single sites:
up to $50,000; Multiple sites: up to $80,000; 3) MPA National Networks:
$40,000-$50,000; 4) Regional Socio-Economic Monitoring projects: $15,000
- $30,000. Funding will be subject to the availability of Federal

Coral conservation projects funded under this program require a 1:1
match. Matching funds must be from non-Federal sources and can include
in-kind contributions and other non-cash support. Please refer to
section III.B. Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement of the FFO for
information on match waiver request requirements.

For all details on each priority category, please refer to the full
Federal Funding Opportunity announcement found at http://www.grants.gov.
Search for Funding Opportunity Number NOS-IPO-2009-2001458. Please be
aware that the pre-application is NOT to be submitted through this web

For further questions please write to:
International.coral.grants at noaa.gov.


Message: 4
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 16:22:36 -0500
From: "Michael Lombardi" <explore at oceanopportunity.com>
Subject: [Coral-List] Scubaboard's Marine Science Forum
Cc: "'Pete \"NetDoc\" Murray'" <NetDoc at scubaboard.com>
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Dear fellow researchers and ocean advocates,

This e-mail is to follow-up on our launch of Scubaboard.com's Marine
Science forum. We, Ocean Opportunity, teamed up with Scubaboard.com
several months ago to facilitate this project as a direct response to
the discussions last winter about 'what we can do' as the coral
community to better communicate the correct information to the public.

Since the forum's launch, individuals from Woods Hole Oceanographic
Inst., ICRAN, Reef Relief, REEF-Reef Environmental Education Foundation,
Greenpeace USA, and other programs/institutions have joined the forum,
and have participated in forum discussions. In exchange for professional
forum contributions by these researchers, Scubaboard.com hosts free
banner ads for the home institution on Scubaboard.com. This has resulted
in more than 130 clicks/month for each participating institution. Most
importantly, is that the folks clicking through are genuinely interested
in our community, and coral reef related research.these are the people
we need to be reaching at a grassroots level. Scubaboard.com has over
87,000 registered users with about a million unique visitors every
month. This is a tremendous opportunity for our community, and I
invite/encourage all of you to participate in the public forum. This can
be done as follows:

1.      Click here:
http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/index.php?referrerid=71531 to visit
Scubaboard.com. You will be asked to register (for free).

2.      Within your User CP, click "Group Preferences" . Here, you will
be able to join the Marine Science & Physiology group. Please specify
what makes you so qualified to be labeled as a 'Marine Scientist' in the
forum (i.e. professor at XYZ University, NOT 'I want to learn about
pretty fish'-those don't get approved). Those approved to be included in
the group (all researchers, members of stewardship programs, advocacy
groups, etc) will be given a 'badge' on their profile within the forum
such that the online community recognizes the individual as a
professional and credible source of information.

3.      Spend some time in the marine science & physiology forum
(http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/marine-science-physiology/) to get
started. As with all online forums, success is only possible by actively
contributing. Here you have an opportunity to post questions, and
respond to existing threads and questions.

4.      For those who participate, Scubaboard.com is offering banner
advertising for no charge. Please have your marketing people e-mail me
(explore at oceanopportunity.com) a 468x60 banner ad with a relevant link
to your institution, organization, project, or specific research project
website. I'll be sure it reaches the right hands.

Thanks in advance for your participation. While there is no easy answer
in sight to save the world's oceans, these grassroots communications
initiatives DO work. To communicate the facts about our research to the
public, we need to communicate outside of our working peer group. This
is an ideal place to start!


Michael Lombardi
Oceans of Opportunity

The Explorers Club, MN '07

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Message: 5
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 16:56:28 -0400
From: "Jennifer.Koss" <Jennifer.Koss at noaa.gov>
Subject: [Coral-List] Availability of funding for General Coral Reef
        Conservation Grants for Fiscal Year 09
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The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program announces the availability of
funding for General Coral Reef Conservation Grants (GCRCGP) for FY09.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM EST, November 3, 2008. This
program provides funding to institutions of higher education, non-profit
organizations, commercial organizations, Freely Associated State
government agencies, and local and Indian tribal governments to support
coral reef conservation projects in the United States and the Freely
Associated States in the Pacific, as authorized under the Coral Reef
Conservation Act of 2000. Projects funded through the GCRCGP support
on-the ground efforts that: (1) help preserve, sustain and restore the
condition of coral reef ecosystems, (2) promote the wise management and
sustainable use of coral reef resources, (3) increase public knowledge
and awareness of coral reef ecosystems and issues regarding their
conservation and (4) develop sound scientific information on the
condition of coral reef ecosystems and the threats to such ecosystems.

Applicants can submit a grant application for work covering a period of
12 or 18 months at federal funding amounts ranging from $15,000 to a
maximum of $50,000; applications must include a 1:1 match obtained from
non federal sources. Applications must fall within at least one of the
following 7 categories: (a) Monitoring and assessment of coral reefs or
reef resources; (b) Socio-economic assessments and resource
valuation;(c) Marine protected areas and associated management
activities; (d) Coral reef fisheries management and enforcement; (e)
Coral reef restoration; (f) Public education and outreach activities;
and (g) Local action strategy projects. Research activities are eligible
only if: 1) it is applied research that directly contributes to improved
management and must include prompt mechanisms to disseminate information
to resource managers (this DOES NOT include peer-reviewed publications)
such as training of managers to use information or direct presentations
to managers on activities and outcomes; or 2) the research activity is a
listed priority project within a local action strategy in which case the
applicant must provide the name of the local action strategy and number
of the activity along with a letter support/collaboration with local
state agency.

*** All applicants must provide evidence of support for the project by
appropriate representatives of States or other government jurisdictions
in which the project will be conducted.

The full funding announcement and federal forms can be found at
www.grants.gov <http://www.grants.gov> using the Funding Opportunity
Number: NMFS-HCPO-2009-2001494.

Applications should be submitted via www.grants.gov and must be received
by grants.gov no later than 5:00 PM EST on November 3, 2008.  If
www.grants.gov <http://www.grants.gov/> cannot be reasonably used,
applications can be sent by mail, but they must postmarked by November
3, 2008, and they must include original signed copies of the federal
forms. Send to: Jennifer Koss, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program,
NOAA Fisheries, Office of Habitat Conservation (F/HC), 1315 East West
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. ATTN: GCRCGP Project Applications.

If you need further information please contact me
(Jennifer.koss at noaa.gov) or Liz.fairey at noaa.gov.

Jennifer Koss
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
1315 East-West Highway, Room 15832
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-713-3459 ext. 195


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