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NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program Issues Funding Call for Gulf Projects

December 19, 2014

NOAA has issued a call for proposals under the first federal funding opportunity issued by the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program, which supports research in the Gulf of Mexico on long-term sustainability of the ecosystem and its fisheries.

The competition seeks proposals for timely and high-quality scientific results that may be used to inform science-based and system-wide strategies supporting the sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico, including its fisheries.

NOAA invites the research and management community to apply for funding, up to $2.5 million in total, for one to two-year projects to conduct the following types of work:

  • Comprehensive assessment of current ecosystem computer modeling
  • Comparison and analysis of indicators for the health of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem including people and fisheries
  • Assessment of monitoring and observing capabilities
These proposals should address at least one of three areas:
  • Ecosystem and living resources management, including fisheries
  • Climate change and extreme weather impacts on sustainability of restoration
  • Integration of social, behavioral and economic science into restoration and management
For the full press release, please see: NOAA