The NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service and the NOAA Office of Ocean and Atmospheric Research invite applications for the establishment of a cooperative institute (CI) in the Pacific Islands Region that will focus on the themes of:
1) Ecosystem Forecasting; 2) Ecosystem Monitoring; 3) Ecosystem-based
Management; 4) Protection and Restoration of Resources; 5) Equatorial Oceanography; 6) Climate Research and Impacts; 7) Tropical Meteorology; and 8) Tsunamis and Other Long-period Ocean Waves.
The CI will be established at a research institution not only having outstanding graduate degree programs in NOAA-related sciences, but also located within a commuting distance of NOAA facilities on the Island of Oahu, HI allowing direct interactions with CI and NOAA scientists on a regular basis.
The CI will provide significant coordination of resources among all non-governmental partners and will promote the involvement of students and post-doctoral scientists in NOAA-funded research.
If the CI is comprised of multiple member institutions, only the lead institution applying for the award and where the CI will be established must satisfy the commuting distance requirement.
This announcement provides requirements for the CI and includes details for the technical program, evaluation criteria and competitive selection procedures.
Applicants should review the CI Interim Handbook prior to preparing a proposal for this announcement (available at www.nrc.noaa.gov/ci).