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The program supports high quality environmental education on New England watersheds. Successful projects will offer hands-on watershed educational experiences for K-12 students, as well as teacher and administrator professional development and support.
The program supports existing and new high-quality environmental education programs in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Successful projects advance the environmental literacy goal of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement and goals of the NOAA Education Strategic Plan by providing hands-on environmental education on the watershed at K-12 schools.
The NSGCP program supports leveraged federal and state partnerships to harness the intellectual capacity of the nation’s universities and research institutions to solve problems in coastal communities. The Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.
These awards support conservation projects in shallow water coral reef ecosystems. Proposals must address at least one of the following five categories: (1) improve fisheries sustainability; (2) reduce land-based sources of pollution; (3) increase resilience to climate change; (4) restore viable poral Populations; and (5) local and emerging management issues.
The program supports fish habitat restoration projects that use an ecosystem-based approach to foster species recovery and increase fish populations, contributing to ecosystem and community resilience. Proposals should demonstrate ability to recover threatened and endangered species listed under the Endangered Species Act (PL 93-205).
The program encourages states with federally-approved coastal management programs to continually improve them. Those focusing improvements on areas of national interest are encouraged. These priority areas are: wetlands; hazards; cumulative and secondary impacts; and ocean and Great Lakes resources.
The program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in oceanography, marine biology or maritime archaeology, including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The solicitation includes eight competitions to improve NOAA’s understanding and ultimately its weather and water forecasting services through engagement with the external scientific community.
The program supports climate research, education and partnership development to advance understanding of Earth’s climate system. The ultimate goal is to improve decision-making on the climate.
The program supports 911 call centers nationwide in upgrading their equipment and operations so citizens, first responders and 911 call-takers can use digital, IP-based, broadband-enabled technologies to coordinate emergency responses.