NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program is planning a session for the ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting highlighting the transfer of ocean acidification knowledge from scientists to stakeholders. Registration and abstract submission are open for ASLO's 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting that will take place 26 February through 3 March 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. In order to have your abstract considered for acceptance, you must submit and register before the abstract deadline of Midnight, Central Daylight Time USA / 05:00 Greenwich Mean Time, on 14 October 2016. The abstract submission deadline will not be extended. To begin the submission process, please go to https://www.sgmeet.com/aslo/honolulu2017/reginfo.asp to register.
The Ocean Acidification Program is soliciting proposals for collaborative projects of up to 2 years in duration that synthesize ocean acidification information at a regional scale (e.g. Large Marine Ecosystem, large estuary or collection of small estuaries, and state or collection of states in US waters) to determine where societal vulnerabilities to ocean acidification exist or are emerging, in order to provide actionable information for marine resource decision makers. This funding opportunity will not support the collection of new chemical or ecological observations or species response data. Social science data collection is permitted.
More information on how to apply can be found on the Information for Applicants page. This grant is Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-OAP-2017-2005016. Email Letters of Intent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full proposals should be submitted through grants.gov/
Important dates: Letters of Intent are due November 4th and full proposals are due January 13th.
The Coral Reef Alliance and one of its loyal funders are pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Coral Adaptation Challenge.
At the recent International Coral Reef Symposium in Honolulu, Hawai‘i many speakers raised concerns about whether the rates of evolution by natural selection will be fast enough to keep up with the rate of current and future environmental change. The answer to the question of whether corals can adapt quickly enough is critically important for evaluating the merit of alternative conservation strategies.The Coral Reef Alliance is seeking expert involvement in a project that is designed to synthesize this rapidly advancing area of research.
Applications are being accepted for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the School of Marine Science and Policy, the University of Delaware working with Dr. Wei-Jun Cai, available immediately. This NSF-funded project focuses on the dynamics of inorganic carbon, pH, and oxygen as well as the interactions between ocean acidification and coastal ocean eutrophication in the Mississippi River plume and Northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxic region.
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Grant Program, 16 USC §§ 6401-6409, provides matching grants of financial assistance through the Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grant program to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and local (as defined at 2 CFR § 200.64, which includes counties, municipalities, and cities) and Indian tribal government agencies. These awards are intended to support coral reef conservation projects in shallow water coral reef ecosystems, including reefs at mesophotic depths, in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and coral-dominated banks in the U.S. portions of the Gulf of Mexico. Projects may be proposed in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the U.S. Pacific Remote Island Areas, but these locations are not considered geographic priorities under this announcement. Proposals submitted to this competition must address at least one of the following four categories: 1) Fishing Impacts; 2) Land-Based Sources of Pollution; 3) Climate Change; and 4) Local and Emerging Management Issues. Each category is described in more detail in the Federal Funding Opportunity announcement. All proposed work must be consistent with Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) National Goals and Objectives 2010-2015.
Interested applicants may obtain the full Federal Funding Opportunity announcement by visiting www.grants.gov, clicking on the “Search Grants, tab” and searching by funding opportunity number (NOAA-NOS-OCM-2017-2005011) or by CFDA number (11.482).