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
- 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