The NOAA RESTORE Science Program’s funding competition on long-term trends is now open. This funding competition continues the Science Program’s commitment to producing timely and high-quality scientific findings and products to support the management and sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, including its fisheries. The priority for this competition is identifying, tracking, understanding, and/or predicting trends [...]
The NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program has released its next federal funding opportunity (FFO-2017), which is focused on living coastal and marine resources and their habitats (click here for full announcement). This funding competition continues the Science Program’s commitment to producing timely and high-quality scientific findings and products to support the management and sustainability of [...]
RESTORE Council releases Draft Initial Funded Projects List–and it includes the Strategic Conservation Assessment Proposal!
Big news from the RESTORE Council: they released the Draft Initial Funded Priorities List (draft FPL) for public comment. Among the $140 million in projects selected is the ~$1.9 million "Strategic Assessment of Gulf Coast Landscapes" proposal that was submitted through the Department of Interior (DOI). LCCs figure prominently in the conservation design work outlined in [...]
Gulf Coast RESTORE Council issues its initial list of proposed projects for natural resource restoration
WASHINGTON – Aug 13, 2015 - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today commended the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for issuing its initial list of proposed projects for meaningful and lasting natural resource restoration for Gulf Coast communities in the wake of the tragic Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The RESTORE Council today proposed using [...]
On Thursday November 11th from 11:00-12:00 pm EST and again on Wednesday December 3rd from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST, Dr. Roger Helm (Senior Science Advisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife [FWS] and former NRDA science lead for DOI on the DWH spill) will present a webinar providing an overview of the NOAA-led RESTORE Act Science Program’s recently [...]
Posted on behalf of Russ Beard: I would like to provide you with an update on the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program and highlight a few upcoming events. Science Plan We continue to develop the science plan, which will guide the Program’s activities in the long-term. We anticipate releasing the plan for public comment this [...]