For FY 2014, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Climate Program Office (CPO), Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) program, in partnership with the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), will support a competition to improve understanding, projection, and management
of the impacts of climate variability and change on fish stocks and fisheries in the U. S. Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem (NESLME).
In addition, this competition is also soliciting proposals for one year and up to $50,000 to develop a workshop focused on bringing together scientists from various disciplines (e.g.
physical, ecological, social, economic) to promote interdisciplinary partnerships and discuss and prioritize future research needs to advance understanding of the impacts of climate variability and change on fish or other species that support economically important fisheries in the U. S. Proposals should collaborate with relevant NOAA Laboratories, Fisheries Science Centers, and Cooperative Institutes to the extent this collaboration enhances the effectiveness of the research and its outcomes.
Complete information regarding the FY14 research topic and priorities - along with the names and contact information of the relevant Competition Manager is outlined below and also provided in the COCA program information sheet (http://cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects.aspx).