A small but growing number of entrepreneurs are creating sea-farming operations that cultivate shellfish together with kelp and seaweed, a combination they contend can restore ecosystems and mitigate the impacts of ocean acidification.
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 participant will collaborate with a team of EPA scientists on several papers and laboratory-based research efforts investigating the effects of ocean and nutrient-enhanced coastal acidification on marine and estuarine organisms, including coral, invertebrates, and fish. The research includes laboratory investigations of the interactive effects of acidification and hypoxia on a range of species and life stages of estuarine organisms.
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 email@example.com. Full proposals should be submitted through grants.gov/
Important dates: Letters of Intent are due November 4th and full proposals are due January 13th.