[Coral-List] Job posting- American Samoa

paul brown browndil at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 2 15:39:03 EDT 2008

For any interested people there has just been a GS-7 Marine Biological technician job listed in American Samoa. This job is a perfect entry-level marine biology position in a US federal job working for the US National Park Service on a tropical island. The job is currently listed on USAjobs and closes on the 23rd of Oct. Please see the vacancy annoucement at: 

All qualified people are encouraged to apply. 

> From: coral-list-request at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> Subject: Coral-List Digest, Vol 2, Issue 2> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 12:00:01 -0400> > Send Coral-List mailing list submissions to> coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit> http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to> coral-list-request at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> > You can reach the person managing the list at> coral-list-owner at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific> than "Re: Contents of Coral-List digest..."> > > Today's Topics:> > 1. Reminder: Availability of funding for General Coral Reef> Conservation Grants for Fiscal Year 09 for U.S. and FAS> (Jennifer.Koss)> 2. Re: reefs near Dubai What corals?? (Tom Williams)> 3. Seychelles land reclamation (Pollyanna I Fisher)> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------> > Message: 1> Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 17:37:22 -0400> From: "Jennifer.Koss" <Jennifer.Koss at noaa.gov>> Subject: [Coral-List] Reminder: Availability of funding for General> Coral Reef Conservation Grants for Fiscal Year 09 for U.S. and FAS> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> Message-ID: <48E3ED92.3000707 at noaa.gov>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed> > Coral funding opportunity for U.S. States and Territories and Freely > Associated States.> > 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> ><((((?>`?.??.???`?.??.><((((?>`?.??.???`?.??.><((((?>> > _______________________________________________> Coral-List mailing list> Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list> > > > > > ------------------------------> > Message: 2> Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 09:43:32 -0700 (PDT)> From: Tom Williams <ctwiliams at yahoo.com>> Subject: Re: [Coral-List] reefs near Dubai What corals??> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov, tim ecott <timecott at hotmail.com>> Message-ID: <73282.17327.qm at web50412.mail.re2.yahoo.com>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8> > Sultan bin Sulayeum rightfully stated that "Not one coral would be harmed" by the dredging, placement, and plumes of the Palm Jumeirah - based on surveys under the future palm there were about 1M sqm under 7M sqm of future island...some half hearted attempts were made to relocated - but the cost were initially more than $5M - so forget it...> > Later environmental pronouncements were that Nakheel was doing a lot of stud\ies to restor and encourage recolonization...but to 0... Periodic satellite images showed sediment plumes of 7km along the coast from the hdyraulic dredging....so What corals???> > We now have Palm Jumeriah, Palm Jebel Ali that was placed in a coral reef "sanctuary", then whatever was left of that look at the Nakheel waterfront project....oh yeh World Island and Palm Deira...oh by the way more islands are coming in between the others...and the Port of Jebel Ali is also expanding....you guess it...off shore...WHY?? the cost of reclamation and producing water-front properties is 0.1-0.3 buying land - as none is left..> > By the way, I returned to Nakheel/Jebel Ali Properties in 2001, so I tried....but no avail...> > TOM> > > --- On Wed, 10/1/08, tim ecott <timecott at hotmail.com> wrote:> > > From: tim ecott <timecott at hotmail.com>> > Subject: [Coral-List] reefs near Dubai> > To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> > Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 3:39 AM> > Can anyone help with info about the state of coral reefs in> > UAE - specifically around Dubai in the context of the land> > reclamation projects around 'The Palm' etc I see> > conflicting reports from environmental organisations about> > what may or may not have happened? > > sincerely,> > tim ecottTim Ecott is the author of Neutral Buoyancy:> > Adventures in a Liquid World (Penguin) and Vanilla: Travels> > in Search of the Luscious Substance (Penguin)Stealing Water:> > A Secret Life in an African City now available in hardback> > (Sceptre)> > _________________________________________________________________> > Want to do more with Windows Live? Learn ?10 hidden> > secrets? from Jamie...> > http://windowslive.com/connect/post/jamiethomson.spaces.live.com-Blog-cns!550F681DAD532637!5295.entry?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_domore_092008> > _______________________________________________> > Coral-List mailing list> > Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> > http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list> > > ------------------------------> > Message: 3> Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 15:43:47 -1000> From: Pollyanna I Fisher <pfisher at hawaii.edu>> Subject: [Coral-List] Seychelles land reclamation> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa..gov> Message-ID: <fc66979a2c1d1.48e39ab3 at hawaii.edu>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1> > Related to the Dubai coral and coastal concern. > I have in the past few years visited Seychelles a couple of times. I am very sad to say that they too have taken to creating more land with land reclamation by dredging from the sea.? Many people have talked about the fact that the corals are dying and deteriorating, I mentioned that the land reclamation might be the source of it, but most locals attribute it to the 2004 Tsunami. I am sure that the Tsunami did not help the health of the reef, but I am afraid the damage is being done by the production of more artificial land and the sedimentation that follows it. > This project has been at a much smaller scale than that in Dubai. Does anyone know how to contact local authorities and make a point about the environmental impacts that these land reclamations produce?> > Aloha from Hawaii,> Polly> > > > ------------------------------> > _______________________________________________> Coral-List mailing list> Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list> > End of Coral-List Digest, Vol 2, Issue 2> ****************************************
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