Grant Database

Organization NameProject NameMission AreaStart DateEnd DateDescriptionLinkSanctuary(ies)Location
University of North Carolina, WilmingtonBenthic-pelagic coupling on mesophotic reefsConservation & Restoration6/1/236/30/25This grant supports the thesis projects of two masters graduate students in the Pawlik Lab to investigate the relationship between the abundance of mesophotic hard-bottom benthic organisms and the availability of particulate and dissovled food in the water column as well as the importance of dissolved organic material in benthic organisms, specifically octocorals.The Pawlik Lab ( Garden Banks NMSGulf of Mexico
University of Louisiana, LafayetteBetter late than never: revisiting past data and creating a current baseline for post-Deepwater Horizon spill restoration in the deep Gulf of Mexico.Conservation & Restoration6/1/231/31/25This grant supports biological and archeological reassessment of the Deep-Water Horizon oil spill, control sites, and a proposed expansion site for the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Garden Banks NMSGulf of Mexico
Smithsonian InstitutionBuilding capacity for elkhorn coral (A. palmata) population managementConservation & Restoration3/1/229/30/24This grant supports the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's project to collaboratively produce a 3-part plan to design and implement a science-based population management strategy to propogate and sustainably restore wild populations of elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata). This project supports the Mission: Iconic Reefs (M:IR) restoration progression to save corals in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Keys NMSFlorida
College of the Florida KeysBuilding capacity to scale up crab mariculture in support of coral reef restoration in the Florida Keys National Marine SanctuaryConservation & Restoration3/1/2112/30/24In collaboration with the Office of Habitat Conservation Restoration Center, this grant supports the Site Management Pilot Program at the College of the Florida Keys (CFK). This Pilot Program allows CFK students to learn Site Management strategies, provides Site Maintenance at Eastern Dry Rocks reef coral practitioners, and provides continued support towards the overall Mission: Iconic Reefs Site Maintenance Strageies and Activities including the Iconic Reef Guadians program.cfk.eduFlorida Keys NMSFlorida
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of ScienceCaring for Mesophotic Octocorals at Frost ScienceConservation & Restoration6/1/235/31/25As a nationally-recognized aquarium and coral reef conservancy, Frost Science is assisting federal laboratories at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in caring for and raising deep-water octocorals as part of an extensive long-term effort to remedy effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Frost Science staff provides guidance and advice on proper animal husbandry to ensure the long-term viability of octocorals served by this project.www.frostscience.orgFlower Garden Banks NMSGulf of Mexico
Lehigh UniversityConnectivity of Mesophotic and Deep-Sea Coral Populations in the Northeastern Gulf of MexicoConservation & Restoration6/1/236/30/25The purpose of this project is to sample mesophoticdeep-sea corals, indentify the distrubution and gene pools, and quantify population genetic connectivity of deep-sea corals in areas of the Northern Gulf of Mexico that were impacted by the Deep-Water Horizon oil spill. This funding also supports the project goals to 1. Develop high-resolution larval dispersal models for both surface and deep coral larvae to be iteratively coupled to the population genetic analyses, 2. Inform on requirements for a modeling framework that allows monitoring of connectivity and connectivity potential in areas of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico (neGoM) that may undergo anthropogenic disturbances, improving current forecast capabilities through machine learning (ML) tools, and 3. Use ML techniques to provide critical information to quickly prioritize and support MDBC protection and management based on sea surface temperature observations. Garden Banks NMSGulf of Mexico
Florida SeaBaseCoral Bleaching Emergency ResponseConservation & Restoration9/15/233/31/24This funding in collaboration with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is to support the Boy Scouts of America: Florida SeaBase with serving as a holding facility for the Coral Resroration Foundation's subset of evacuated corals. Florida SeBase utilized 3 holding tanks to supply additonal space to host coral husbandry work until the corals can be returned to their in-water nurseries.Coral Restoration - Sea Base ( Keys NMSFlorida
Reef Renewal USACoral Bleaching Emergency ResponseConservation & Restoration9/15/233/31/24In collaboration with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and in response to the emergency coral bleaching event in Florida, this funding supports Reef Renewal USA in moving more than 10% of their outplant-ready ramets in production from offshore nurseries to land based systems to protect it as brood stock to help reestablish restoration efforts. The transfer of corals from warmer to cooler in-water nurseries is also helps to reduce heat stress.Home - Reef Renewal USAFlorida Keys NMSFlorida
Johnston Applied Marine SciencesCoral Reef Restoration and Capacity Building to Enhance Ecosystem and Community Resilience in Saipan, CNMIConservation & Restoration6/1/235/31/25Through thermal stress testing and the development of novel coral settlement substrates, this project provides scientific support to improve the climate resilience and scale of restored coral populations in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). It also directly supports restoration implementation in the CNMI through the expansion and stocking of existing ocean and land-based coral nurseries, allowing restoration efforts to be scaled-up.www.jamssaipan.comNACNMI
CNMI Division of Coastal Resources ManagementCoral Restoration Planning and Implementation in the CNMIConservation & Restoration6/1/235/31/25This project aims to build capacity and prepare the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) for future coral nursery expansion. The projects align with the Restoration Draft Action Plan and aims to prepare the CNMI for successful future nursery expansion, outplanting, and
MOTE Marine LaboratoryDevelopment of Caribbean king crab health certification protocol using exploratory histopathological analysisConservation & Restoration2/16/241/31/25This study will provide a baseline histopathological record with wild, semi-wild (e.g., quarry), and cultured crab populations. This record will serve as the baseline to which regular sacrificial subsampling will be compared, histologically, to determine health status for the purpose of certifying healthy cultured cohorts for release authorization of cultured animals to support coral reef restoration efforts within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuarywww.mote.orgFlorida Keys NMSFlorida
Guam Coral Reef InitiativeExpand coral nursery capacity in Guam to implement reef restorationConservation & Restoration6/1/235/31/25This project implements the Guam Coral Reef Restoration Action Plan through the construction of a new pilot coral nursery and expansion of an existing nursery to propagate outplanting material for high-priority restoration sites identified in the draft restoration action plan. This project funds two full-time restoration technicians; a summer internship; transportation to work sites; and necessary equipment and supplies. This project will also support baseline coral cover and diversity surveys at the planned restoration sites.Our Work — Guam Coral Reef Initiative (
Texas A&M University at GalvestonGenotyping and parentage analysis of mesophotic coralsConservation & RestorationIn collaboration with NOAA Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Communities (MDBC), this project supports the coral restoration aims of the project through providing (1) easy, onboard genotyping protocol for ocotocorals, (2) identifying parent and offspring relationships of captive reared corals as they prepare for future lab-based spawning, and (3) compare functional redundancy and specialization of coral microbes from corals collected in the field to after they have been held in captivity for one year. Garden Banks NMSGulf of Mexico
Moody GardensGulf Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Communities Technical Diving Operations and CoordinationConservation & Restoration11/15/223/31/25This funding will be used to support Moody Gardens in the development of their dive program and team, to provide coordination and operations to restore coral and sponge habitats, soft bottom communities, and associated marine ecosystems for the Deep Water Horizon Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Communities (MDBC) portfolios. The dive team will conduct dives down to 300 meters to perform scientific activities like coral sampling and propagation, deployment of landers, installation of moorings, and removal of fish debris.Moody Gardens Galveston Texas | Hotel & Amusement Theme Parks | Houston Attractions | Family & Group Vacation Ideas TXFlower Garden Banks NMSGulf of Mexico
Florida State UniversityIncreasing long-spined urchin production to restore Florida Diadema populationsConservation & Restoration3/1/229/30/24This project builds capacity for the production and restocking of long-spined urchin (Diadema antillarum) in the Florida Keys by improving in situ collection of post-metamorphic long-spined urchin recruits and the initiation of a pilot program to rear juvenile urchins passed a major population bottleneck in inshore multi-trophic mariculture pens with mountainous star coral (Orbicella faveolata) fragments.www.research.fsu.eduFlorida Keys NMSFloria
MOTE Marine LaboratoryInfluence of Grazer Assemblages on Benthic Community and Coral SuccessConservation & Restoration12/15/2212/30/24This project involves a set of complementary experiments to inform herbivore restocking strategies to facilitate coral success, 1) by testing the effects of three invertebrate herbivores targeted for restocking on benthic community composition, and 2) evaluating how these herbivore assemblages influence the survivorship and growth of coral recruits. Together, these experiments will provide results to guide the management and restoration of herbivores to maximize their ability to facilitate coral restoration efforts.www.mote.orgFlorida Keys NMSFloria
University of the Virgin IslandsLarge-Scale USVI Coral Restoration using Selective-Breeding and Assisted Evolution TechnologiesConservation & Restoration9/1/225/31/25With this funding, the University of the Virgin Islands’ (UVI) Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES), home to the Virgin Islands Reef Response (VIRR) aims to establish infrastructure at UVI to initiate reef restoration research and implementation utilizing facilitated sexual reproduction, assisted evolution, and manipulative rearing technologies by outplanting tens of thousands of coral larvae selectively bred and engineered for thermaltolerance and SCTLD resistance. The project continues to develop and demonstrate significant technological capacity to restore reefs, at scale, with corals optimized for survivorship and engineered for long-term ecological resilience.www.uvi.eduNAUS Virgin Islands
Temple UniversityMDBC Coral Propagation: 3D Printing Coral StructuresConservation & Restoration7/1/235/31/25These funds support Temple Univesity in investigating the ongoing deep-sea coral restoration efforts for the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Community (MDBC) Coral Propagation project. A series of experiments were conducted to test the viability of 3D printing of coral structures as a restoration activity and be available to advise on any other CPT study plans.research.temple.eduFlower Garden Banks NMSGulf of Mexico
Temple UniversityMDBC Deep Sea Community CharacterizationConservation & Restoration5/1/236/30/25These funds support Temple Univesity in investigating the ongoing deep-sea community characterization studies for the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Community (MDBC) Habitat Assessment and Evaluation restoration project. This prioject includeds deep-sea community characterization conducted with ROV to identify species and the ecology of deep-sea invertebrates to compare to previous characterization activities pre and post the Deep Water Horizon oil spill.research.temple.eduFlower Garden Banks NMSGulf of Mexico
Duke UniversityMission: Iconic Reefs - Long term wave attenuation and hydrodynamics studyConservation & Restoration5/1/212/28/25The overarching goals for this project are: 1) to conduct a process-focused field experiment that quantifies the hydrodynamic processes that the restoration may modify, focusing on wave attenuation; 2) make long-term continuous hydrodynamic measurements that capture ambient and episodic environmental conditions that the restoration will be exposed to (e.g., currents, thermal exposure, extreme wave events); 3) collect field data appropriate for calibration and verification of concurrent or future modeling studies, including model boundary conditions; 4) collaborate with project partners making measurements of bathymetry and bottom structure to quantify changes in reef structure over time for reef roughness parameterizations and bottom boundary conditions in models; 5) apply a data driven physics-based model to interpret restoration effects on wave attenuation and circulation.www.duke.eduFlorida Keys NMSFlorida
Akiak Native CommunityOcean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for DEIJA: Akiak Organized Riverbank Clean-UpConservation & Restoration4/1/243/31/25The Akiak Native Community, a remote village in Akiak, Alaska will use the requested funding to hire workers from their community to remove the debris that has eroded into the waterways and clean up the debris littering the riverbank. The funding will also be used to provide educational materials and presentations to community members, including to students through working with the Akiak School for the purpose of raising community awareness of the need to reduce the amount of debris flowing down the Kuskokwim River and into the ocean, and to reduce the risk of pollution in the river and ocean.Foundation and NOAA Announce Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility | National Marine Sanctuary FoundationNAAlaska
Research Foundation of CUNY- Queens CollegeOcean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for DEIJA: Assessing marine debris to foster STEM engagement and environmental stewardshipConservation & Restoration4/1/243/31/25The shoreline accumulation of marine debris is an understudied issue in northeast Queens (NY) where underserved communities are faced with many environmental challenges. This project will train four students to assess microplastic concentrations in water and the rate of shoreline macro marine debris accumulation. In addition, volunteers from the community will be recruited to assist in shoreline clean up events, where project data will be shared to increase STEM engagement and promote environmental stewardship.Foundation and NOAA Announce Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility | National Marine Sanctuary FoundationNANew York
Sonsorol State GovernmentOcean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for DEIJA: Beach clean-ups on the islands of the State of Sonsorol: Dongosaro, Fanna, Pulo Anna & MelieliConservation & Restoration4/1/243/31/25This project’s purpose is to educate the youth about the detrimental effects of ocean dumping and sustainable ways of waste management. The training aspect of the project involves seminar talks from waste management and environment conservation specialists on rising sea levels, ocean dumping and its effects/impact on marine and human life, and finally, sustainable waste management for small islands. At the end of the project, through events organized by the State, seminar attendees will be given the opportunity to talk about what they learned, their work and hopes for their home islands and encourage youth from other States to do the same.Foundation and NOAA Announce Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility | National Marine Sanctuary FoundationNAPalau
Elizabeth River ProjectOcean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for DEIJA: C.L.E.A.N. Youth Remove Elizabeth River Marine Debris in Norfolk, VirginiaConservation & Restoration4/1/243/31/25The Elizabeth River Project (ERP) in partnership with Citizens Learning and Educating About Neighborhoods (C.L.E.A.N.) will mentor, train, and engage at-risk youth ages 10-25 to remove marine debris litter in the underserved communities of Berkley and Campostella in Norfolk, Virginia. These historic neighborhoods are 88% Black and located near the river’s eastern branch, shipyards, railroad, bridges and interstate. Youth will receive safety training, mentoring, recognition and be a part of the project planning and decision-making.Foundation and NOAA Announce Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility | National Marine Sanctuary FoundationNAVirginia
Native Village of AfognakOcean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for DEIJA: Catcher Beach Clean-UpConservation & Restoration4/1/243/31/25This project, organized by the Tribal Government of the Native Village of Afognak will coordinate and carry out a marine debris clean-up during the summer of 2024 that takes place at Catcher Beach on Afognak Island in Alaska. Catcher Beach got its name from the plethora of trash and treasures that wash ashore throughout the year. Additionally, youth and interns will be cleaning up the beach and existing trails in Afognak Village.Foundation and NOAA Announce Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility | National Marine Sanctuary FoundationNAAlaska
Gullah/Geechee LegacyOcean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for DEIJA: Expansion of the Gullah/Geechee Coastal Removal Engaging Artists Through Environmental (CREATE) Action ProjectConservation & Restoration4/1/243/31/25The Gullah/Geechee Coastal Removal Engaging Artists Through Environmental (CREATE) Action project is one of the components of “Gullah/Geechee Saving Environmental Actions (SEA) & Marine Environment (ME)" Program of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition already in place with South Carolina Sea Grant. The program uses collected marine debris and crafts it into art and facilitates outreach and education events in South Carolina. This funding will also aid in mitigating the threat to the Gullah/Geechee fishing traditions and food security of the local community due to negative impacts from various kinds of pollution including marine debris.Foundation and NOAA Announce Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility | National Marine Sanctuary FoundationNASouth East
Kewalo Marine Laboratory at the University of Hawaii at ManoaOcean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for DEIJA: Increasing Ocean Literacy through Exploration of Corals Eating MicroplasticsConservation & RestorationThis project aims to study coral ingestion of microplastics in American Samoa, an underserved region in the Pacific. Plastic pollution poses a significant threat to corals due to both the physical and chemical characteristics. By gathering data and hosting experiential learning workshops, this initiative targets enhancing ocean literacy while addressing the urgent need for information about the impact of microplastics on corals.Foundation and NOAA Announce Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility | National Marine Sanctuary FoundationNational Marine Sanctuary of American SamoaAmerican Samoa
Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine SanctuaryOcean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for DEIJA: Marine debris collection and data analysis on Great Lakes shorelinesConservation & Restoration4/1/243/31/25This project will conduct research, detection, monitoring, collection, and analysis of marine debris on Lake Huron shorelines with various student groups and educators in northeast Michigan. The proposed shoreline regions are extremely rural, sparsely populated, and have a high percentage of students that are economically underprivileged. Engaging underserved youth is a priority for this marine debris project as it will help educate, protect and preserve the Lake Huron shorelines for the future.Foundation and NOAA Announce Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility | National Marine Sanctuary FoundationThunder Bay NMSMichigan
Sea Turtle Inc.Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for DEIJA: One Year of Sustainability with Sea Turtle IncConservation & Restoration4/1/243/31/25The Gulf of Mexcio community in south Texas is underserved and overburdened by marine debris. The goal of this project is to create positive change, resulting in long-term community engagement in the collection, removal, and prevention of marine debris in our area. This will be executed through a year-long, multi-pronged approach, including baseline surveys and several community-based marine debris prevention and removal events, resulting in new habits that support long-term community engagement with marine debris reduction.Foundation and NOAA Announce Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility | National Marine Sanctuary FoundationNATexas
Resilience Education Training and Innovation Center LLP (RETI)Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for DEIJA: RETI Center Marine Debris Field Kit: A Pilot ProgramConservation & Restoration4/1/243/31/25The RETI Center Marine Debris Field Kit will educate residents and take action in our local urban watershed to create a more livable coastline for our environmental justice community. The project focuses on the deployment of the EKKOPOL DPOL, the first in-water unit in this region, to harvest floating debris at the RETI Center Field Station. Education and volunteer activities will directly serve RETI’s audience, a community identified on the Climate & Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST). York
San Diego Audubon SocietyOcean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for DEIJA: South San Diego Bay Marine Debris Removal EventConservation & Restoration4/1/243/31/25This project will engage over 100 residents of San Diego’s underserved South Bay communities (e.g.: the cities of Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City) to remove 450 pounds of marine debris from wetland habitat in San Diego Bay. Event attendees will remove debris on a kayak trip, receive bilingual education about local ecosystems, and meet with local professionals working in Environmental fields.sandiegoaudubon.orgNACalifornia
Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA)Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for DEIJA: Trash, Stormwater, and Marine Debris Curriculum – Experiential Field TripsConservation & Restoration4/1/243/31/25This project will enhance the experiential learning components of an existing K–8 curriculum on trash in the Mystic River watershed and the connection to marine debris, particularly plastics. Through the addition of field trips and local trash removal events, approximately 100 afterschool students in three underserved communities will engage in place-based explorations of the impacts of trash on stormwater, rivers, and ultimately, the ocean.mysticriver.orgNAMassachusetts
Mississippi AquariumPropagation of deep-water octocorals at Mississippi AquariumConservation & Restoration6/1/235/31/25Partner with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, NOAA, and USGS by building a coral propagation and holding system. The system will be constructed at the Mississippi Aquarium’s offsite Aquatic Research Center (ARC) using the proven system and husbandry methods outlined by NOAA laboratories. The work done at the Mississippi Aquarium will be highlighted on our webpage and in aquarium social media to bring the plight of the deepwater octocoral to our guests and the local community.www.msaquarium.orgFlower Garden Banks NMSGulf of Mexico
Coral Restoration FoundationRestoration and Monitoring of EDR: CRFConservation & Restoration3/1/211/31/25The Coral Restoration Foundation will outplant and monitor corals to support Phase 1A restoration of EDR. Over the 3 years of the project, CRF will outplant 15,000 A. palmata coral fragments and 15,000 A. cervicornis coral fragments, to align with EDR’s restoration goals. CRF will also conduct the necessary site-level monitoring, in coordination with Iconic Reefs Monitoring plans. Funding will support personnel, travel, training of Blue Star Diver Operators, and other costs related to the restoration of EDR. Keys NMSFlorida
MOTE Marine LaboratoryRestoration and Monitoring of EDR: MOTEConservation & Restoration3/1/211/31/25Mote Marine Lab will outplant and monitor corals to support Phase 1A restoration of Eastern Dry Rocks (EDR). Over the 3 years of the project, Mote will outplant 24,000 A. palmata coral fragments consisting of genotypes created through sexual reproduction events and through propagation from wild collected colonies, which will allow for increased resilience of the population through high genetic diversity. Mote will also outplant 9,855 A. cervicornis coral fragments from its stock of resilient coral genotypes from our in-situ nursery. Mote will create new genotypes of Acropora spp. through assisted sexual reproduction events that will feed into the restoration pipeline. Mote will conduct the necessary fate tracking and site-level monitoring using a combination of in-water surveys with Structure-from-motion (SfM) photogrammetry to quantify the level of success and return to ecosystem function. Funding will support personnel, travel, meals, accomodations, supplies, and other costs related to the restoration of EDR.www.mote.orgFlorida Keys NMSFlorida
Skidmore CollegeSediment dynamics for coral reef restoration site potential and resiliencyConservation & Restoration3/1/246/31/24Maximizing Florida Keys coral restoration efforts through efficient site assessment is an essential intervention for ecosystem processes. With a majority of coral reef habitats impacted by coastal sediments, restored areas (including nursery and out-planting sites) must incorporate comprehensive analysis of benthic sediment stress. This research will quantify sediment dynamics, focusing on benthic and turf-algae particulates, contaminants (e.g., heavy metals), at Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary locations with active coral restoration and engaged coastal communities. Keys NMSFlorida
University of Hawaii at HiloSediment Thresholds to Improve Coral Restoration Outcomes at Olowalu ReefConservation & Restoration6/1/235/31/25Leverage multi-sector collaborations to provide turbidity and sedimentation thresholds of reef-building coral species at Olowalu Reef on Maui, Hawai‘i. Project will provide information vital to mitigate drivers of reef degradation and to plan the location and timing of coral planting at this priority restoration and beyond. It will also improve the selection of coral taxa and morphologies that are resilient to both sediment and climate stressors.'i
West Virginia University FoundationSocioeconomic Monitoring Iconic Reefs in Florida Keys National Marine SanctuaryConservation & Restoration9/12/225/31/25This project will establish a monitoring program for human use and socioeconomics in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The project will use a foundational process for stakeholder input to define targets, and expert knowledge from innovative researchers to make sampling goals become reality. Methods of on-site and remote data sources will be used and analyzed, and findings will be provided to managers, scientists, and the public for improved resource awareness and stewardship into the future. Keys NMSFlorida
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural ResourcesStatewide Coordination using the Hawaiʻi Coral Reef Strategy Makai Restoration Action PlansConservation & Restoration6/1/235/31/25In support of the Makai Restoration Action Plans, the project will (1) engage fishers in drafting the Goal 3: Fisheries Habitat Action Plan, (2) coordinate site-specific planning in Waikīkī for Goal 1: Bleaching, and (3) support the Special Activity Permitting process and environmental review for coral reef restoration projects statewide. &'i
University of GuamSupporting and expanding coral restoration in Guam, MicronesiaConservation & Restoration6/1/235/31/25This project outlines a plan to extend ongoing restoration initiated in Guam in 2017. Work has focused on conservation of eight species of staghorn Acropora, via ocean nursery rearing and reintroduction to healthy habitats. Here, we propose to a) support continuing monitoring of outplant success and nursery maintenance; b) design, build, and expand on our ex situ culture capacity; and c) expand outreach and citizen science.
SECORE InternationalTowards a US Pacific implementation network for coral larval propagation for restoration and enhancementConservation & Restoration9/1/235/31/25Based on SECORE’s successful model for capacity-building in the Caribbean, we will initiate the early steps towards an implementation network in the US Pacific for larval propagation and seeding. In collaboration with the University of Guam, SECORE will provide both virtual and hands-on training workshops and site-specific scoping plans for implementation of larval restoration in each jurisdiction.www.secore.orgUS Pacific Islands
Maryland Department of Natural ResourcesWater Quality Monitoring of Mallows BayConservation & Restoration10/1/179/30/24The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will deploy a monitoring buoy adjacent to Mallows Bay in the Potomac River to evaluate local water quality conditions. The site will measure six key habitat components every 15 minutes and will be maintained year round unless extreme weather conditions warrant removal. Results will be uploaded hourly and made available to the general public through the Eyes on the Bay website ( Bay-Potomac NMSMaryland
MOTE Marine LaboratoryConservation & Restoration
The Florida AquariumEx-situ production of elkhorn coral and long-spined sea urchins for Mission: Iconic ReefsConservation & Restoration5/1/246/30/25This project will support the ongoing ex-situ breeding efforts for Florida elkhorn corals and production of sexually derived offspring with unique genetic combinations for delivery to MIR restoration partners. The project will also support ongoing production of long-spined sea urchins for transfer to partners for grow-out and release to MIR sites.www.flaquarium.orgFlorida Keys NMSFlorida
Sustainable Oceans & Reefs (SOAR)Conservation & Restoration
Quileute Tribe (Olympic Coast Tribal Engagement)Quileute Tribe collaboration with Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS)Education & Outreach8/1/1912/31/22The purpose of this project is to provide resources to the Quileute Tribe for the support of the Olympic Coast Intergovernmental Policy Council (IPC). The purpose of the IPC is to provide an effective efficient forum for communication and the exchange of information to inform policy discussions and recommendations on the management of marine resource within OCNMS.Olympic Coast NMSWashington
Udall FoundationTribal Community Workshops Supporting the Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Designation ProcessEducation & Outreach8/1/227/31/24The John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution (National Center), a program of the Udall Foundation, seeks to design and facilitate collaborative workshop(s) with Tribes in the region of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. The goal of the project is to gather input on the principles to be used in a Tribal co-management approach for the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.Proposed Chumash Heritage NMSCalifornia
Keaukaha Pana'ewa Community AlliancePoly Forestry and Climate Dashboard Project11/1/2211/30/25Keaʻahuli O Panaʻewa - Poly-Forestry and Climate Dashboard (Keaʻahuli) aims to establish a food forest, build farmer knowledge on the effects of climate change, community engagement and agro-resiliency in the Panaʻewa Hawaiian Homestead, located on Hawaiʻi Island. Keaʻahuli will partner with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), blending traditional knowledge associated with agroforestry and planting with western science, utilizing NOAA data and climate expertise in order to create a data set for the Hawaiian homestead community.
GrassRoots Garbage GangSupport for the Hammocks Beach Heroes - ‘Feed the Turtle!’ Art and Awareness CampaignEducation & Outreach11/1/2212/31/24 Funding to continue to support marine debris removal and volunteer efforts in the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington. The GrassRoots Garbage Gang (GGG) serves as coordinator for marine debris removal, transport and disposal, supply purchase, and tracking volunteer efforts. The GGG is uniquely positioned for this clean-up efforts, having removed over 35,404 lbs of marine debris from the Long Beach Peninsula.Olympic Coast NMSWashington
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public LibraryThunder Bay Sanctuary Research Collection ProjectEducation & Outreach11/1/2210/31/25In 2003, C. Patrick Labadie and June Perry donated their personal collection of Great Lakes shipping history materials to the TBNMS. Their donation which focuses on Great Lakes vessels, is one of the nations larget archives of 19th century Great Lakes maritime history documents, constitutes the majoirty of the Thunder Bay Sanctuary Research Collection.
Savannah State UniversitySSU Coast CampEducation & Outreach1/1/237/30/23SSU Coast camp seeks to provide a free, half-day marine science camp on the campus of Savannah State University to engage diverse youth (ages 7-18 years old) in the marine sciences using Ocean Literacy curricula in collaboration with Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary.
Flour Bluff Intermediate SchoolPlunging into the World of RoboticsEducation & Outreach1/31/23The Flour Bluff Independent School District Oceans Program (FBOP), a  Title 1 minority serving public school, will implement an educational  underwater robotics extracurricular club with seventh and eighth grade  students mentoring sixth graders to develop STEM skills, deepen ocean  education, and advance technological skills and awareness. With a  focus on underrepresented STEM groups, students will learn about  robotics, create an underwater remotely operated vehicle, develop  leadership skills, and serve as mentors/mentees. 
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin SystemGet in Your Sanctuary! Youth Engagement and Place-based EducationEducation & Outreach5/1/2311/30/24Get in Your Sanctuary! is a pilot project to plan the future education and outreach direction of the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary (WSCNMS) in Lake Michigan. The WSCNMS was designated in 2021 and Wisconsin Sea Grant (WSG) will provide support and guidance based on its 50-year history providing education and outreach on Great Lakes literacy.
Audubon Nature InstituteMesophotic Coral Exhibit Installation and InterpretationEducation & Outreach6/1/235/31/25Flower Garden Banks NMSGulf of Mexico
Mississippi AquariumDeep-water octocorals interactives and exhibit at Mississippi AquariumEducation & Outreach7/1/235/31/25This project will highlight the work done at Mississippi Aquarium to propagate deepwater octocoral in partnership with NOAA and USGS by creating a display of live octocoral and associated exhibit signage. In addition, interactive exhibits featuring deepwater coral, fish, and information about oil spills in the Gulf will be created and placed in our “Aquatic Wonders†building.Flower Garden Banks NMSGulf of Mexico
Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation (Exhibit)Doran Beach Interpretive Sign ProjectEducation & Outreach7/1/235/31/33This theme of project work will examine the efficacy of the virtual models for professional development workshops and professional opportunities such as virtual internships in increasing equity and inclusion in ocean exploration education. 
Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI)MREP: The Foundation for Stakeholder Engagement in Fisheries Science and ManagementEducation & Outreach7/1/236/30/26The Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) empowers commercial and recreational fishers with the foundational skills needed to engage effectively in fisheries science and management. The program provides 14 multi-day residential workshops, spanning all of NOAA Fisheries’ regions.
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA)Community Outreach, Education and Advocacy CampaignEducation & Outreach8/15/234/30/24 CNHA will launch a six-month campaign to educate the Native Hawaiian community, fishers, ocean users, and the public about Papahānaumokuākea and national marine sanctuary designation to encourage community support. It will involve a media campaign, aiming to provide accurate information and correct misinformation about Papahānaumokuākea’s biocultural importance, and about sanctuary designation.
Lincoln Middle School (RI)Engineering and Design of an Underwater ROVEducation & Outreach8/30/23All 8th grade students at Lincoln Middle School will develop STEM skills by using their knowledge of ocean science and physical science to design, build, and test an underwater ROV. Students will gain a deeper understanding of ocean science and careers throughout the year by participating in carefully crafted activities, projects, and labs that have been created specifically to incorporate ocean science concepts into our physical science curriculum.District: School: Class:
John L. LeFlore Magnet High SchoolEmpowering Ocean Exploration Through Underwater Robots for the Robotics TeamEducation & Outreach9/1/235/30/24The Flour Bluff Independent School District Oceans Program (FBOP), a Title 1 minority serving public school, will implement an educational underwater robotics extracurricular club with seventh and eighth grade students mentoring sixth graders to develop STEM skills, deepen ocean education, and advance technological skills and awareness. With a focus on underrepresented STEM groups, students will learn about robotics, create an underwater remotely operated vehicle, develop leadership skills, and serve as mentors/mentees. 
Kyrene School DistrictMarine Robotics Program to support middle schoolEducation & Outreach9/11/235/30/24Kyrene School District will pilot a new Marine Robotics after school program that emphasizes engineering, ocean ecology, and ocean related careers. Students will learn how ROVs can deepen our understanding of ocean science, build STEM skills, and understand how technology can positively impact ocean health. Students will complete a series of projects to build knowledge about the ocean using NOAA education resources including a ship-to-shore visit with NOAA scientists. Learning will culminate in the MATE competition. 
University of Maryland Eastern ShoreOR&R/UMES Internship Program 2023 - 2024Education & Outreach9/15/231/31/25The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation in coordination with NOAA Marine Debris Program will support the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) to continue a paid student internship program for undergraduate UMES students. Students will work under the guidance of NOAA personnel to aid in various aspects of program delivery. This program has been running since 2021 and has helped introduce numerous UMES students to the operations and activities of NOAA and the Marine Debris ProgramNAMaryland
University of California, San DiegoChannel Island National Marine Sanctuary’s commitment to the extension of Ms. Grace Kumaishi in her current role as a 2023 California Sea Grant FellowEducation & Outreach9/21/234/30/24
The Pacific Whale FoundationAfter the Flames: Lahaina's Post-Fire Marine Debris Shoreline SurveysEducation & Outreach9/25/238/24/24This project is part of a broader effort to address post-fire ecological challenges in Lahaina, Maui. It will tackle immediate issues from the recent fire and establish a continuous monitoring framework to track its long-term impact. This project, within the larger initiative, will conduct systematic beach surveys near the fire's location to monitor fire-related debris accumulation and dispersion over time.Pacific Whale Foundation and COP28: A Shared Commitment to Ocean Conservation | Pacific Whale FoundationHawai'ian Islands Humpback Whale NMSHawai'i
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium“Cruising the Career Coastline”Education & Outreach10/1/23The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the S.C. Department of Education and Workforce and Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, propose the project, “Cruising the Career Coastline,” which will build a coastal career community of practice (“Coastliners”) within South Carolina that augments ocean literacy among students and teachers and advances opportunities for historically-marginalized populations to explore STEMrelated fields in ocean science and exploration.S.C. Sea Grant Consortium - S.C. Sea Grant Consortium (
Sea Research Foundation dba Mystic AquariumCommunity Ecology in Support of Management for Stellwagen Bank National Marine SanctuaryEducation & Outreach10/1/238/31/24Provide expertise in community ecology, primarily regarding fish and macro-invertebrate communities of the Gulf of Maine region, as related to information and management requirements of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS).
Reef Check FoundationDive into Science (DIS)Education & Outreach10/1/23DIS is a free dive training and marine science program for youth 16-26, from historically excluded communities, including foster youth. Reef Check will train and certify youth in Open Water, Advanced/Rescue SCUBA, American Academy of Underwater Sciences, and our citizen science-based protocol for monitoring kelp forest ecosystems. DIS exposes youth to careers and educational pathways into natural sciences.Reef Check Foundation | Supporting the World's Reefs
Sam Rayburn High SchoolEmpowering Future Oceanographers: High School Aquatic Science Career ExpansionEducation & Outreach10/1/235/31/24Sam Burns High school is aims to provide an ocean careers section within the existing aquatic science high school class. This section will focus on introducing students to various oceanography careers, help them develop practical STEM skills, while enhancing scientific inquiry skills. The project provides opportunities to build Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), utilizing them to collect data, perform surveys, and conduct mock-mapping activities.Home - Sam Rayburn High School (
Wagner Community SchoolOcean DakotasEducation & Outreach10/1/23This project seeks to bring ocean literacy to the center of North America by providing professional development on the Ocean Literacy Framework and marine science careers. Teachers from across North and South Dakota will implement ocean-themed curriculum through a guided virtual cohort to later be eligible to join the entire cohort on a field experience involving on-water and on-shore activities at various locations along the New England coast designed to improve adopted curriculum utilizing information/media collected from their
Ocean Research College Academy at Everett Community College (EvCC)/EvCC FoundationOcean Data Synthesis with StatisticsEducation & Outreach10/1/23The Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) is in a unique position to explore how to increase inclusivity of student groups lacking representation in ocean science by starting with the gatekeeper course for STEM majors: mathematics. We postulate that starting with applied statistics that integrates course learning with real data students collect locally and radiates to data collected with an Adopt-A-Float from the Pacific Ocean will build workforce skills and student awareness of ocean science.ORCA - Ocean Research College Academy | Everett Community College (
Sea Research Foundation dba Mystic AquariumOcean Exploration AdventureEducation & Outreach10/1/23Ocean Exploration Adventure will advance ocean exploration-related educational opportunities for 200 underserved middle school students and educators from southeastern Connecticut. Educators will receive professional development and exposure to a wealth of NOAA resources, and will implement ocean exploration curriculum and activities with their students. Live events with diverse career role models and field trips to explore the Long Island Sound environment and Mystic Aquarium’s Marine National Monument exhibit will round out the student experience.
The Artist BoatSEAing our Future: a Science Exploration Adventure Building Career SkillsEducation & Outreach10/1/23Artist Boat will work with Pasadena ISD and Galveston ISD on Mesophotic and Deep Sea Benthic Exploration and visualization mapping skills. Students will learn to navigate underwater ROVs and practice driving in West Galveston Bay. They will learn mapping techniques used in the field through teleconference with NOAA mapping specialists while also learning about career possibilities. Students will practice reading and creating many types of maps including the visualizations currently being created by 
Lincoln Middle School (CA)What’s Living in the Estuary?Education & Outreach10/1/23Students will engage in the engineering design process to build remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and learn how they are used in ocean exploration. Seventh and eighth graders build an ROV to collect sediment from the bottom of the San Leandro Estuary next to our school, and to retrieve an ARGO float from the bottom of the pool. The ROV will also measure temperature and light level of the water. These students then teach sixth-grade students about ROVs and the data. Students use a microscope to observe the samples and graph and analyze the data to find out what lives in the ocean.
Thunder Bay Junior High SchoolUnderwater Innovative Vehicle DesignEducation & Outreach10/2/23Underwater Innovative Vehicle Design challenges students to design and build an ROV to explore our local watershed, complete engineering design challenges, and extract substrate samples for the Thunder Bay River and Lake Huron. Teams of students will develop an ROV and a collection device to take substrate samples while collaborating with the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Marine Technology Society, the Square One Education Network, Viking Cruise Lines, and St Andrews University
Westside Atlanta Charter SchoolWACS Ocean Stewards ProgramEducation & Outreach10/2/23Westside Atlanta Charter School's project will serve 74 African American and Hispanic students in middle grades 5 - 8. The hands-on, out-of-school time program will bring ocean to the classroom. Through monthly meetings, a college visit, field lessons, and an intensive experiential summer opportunity, WACS students will build a STEM identity, learn about ocean science, and explore ocean career
Alcona Middle-High SchoolAlcona County Watershed Monitoring and Mitigation ProjectEducation & Outreach11/1/23This project is centered around ROVs. Specifically, this grant is written to generate sustainability for a starting ROV program in efforts to engage as many students in thedistrict as possible in ROVs and ocean exploration.
Greenon Jr-Sr High SchoolUsing Remotely Operated Vehicles to Teach Engineering Design & Invention EducationEducation & Outreach12/1/235/31/24All 125, 8th grade students at Greenon Local Schools will be introduced to the design, manufacturing and operation of underwater remotely operated vehicles. Additionally the students will learn the basics of electrical circuitry, soldering and other practices associated with building and maintenance of ROVs. Adults in a variety of career fields from NOAA, the Department of Defense as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office will share their relevant knowledge with the students.Home - Greenon Junior/Senior High School (
The Institute of Diving (dba Man in the Sea Museum)Exhibit for NEDU and Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Communities (MDBC) Restoration Coral Restoration ProjectEducation & Outreach12/16/235/30/25 A National Marine Sanctuary Foundation grant allows the Man in the Sea Museum to focus on more interactive and educational displays that engage viewers, draw new interests into the fascinating world of Flower Garden Banks NMSGulf of Mexico
The Ocean ProjectDeveloping a Diversity of Youth Leadership for our OceanEducation & Outreach1/1/24We will proactively engage with a wide range of youth leaders from diverse backgrounds and youth-focused organizations to collaborate and develop a broader and more active constituency to advance ocean and climate conservation. Through a variety of youth engagement and leadership partnerships and programs we will help accelerate action that engages the public, informs policy decisions, and safeguards our blue planet for current and future generations.Home - The Ocean Project
Makah Indian TribeEngaging in and Communicating Ocean Science in Makah WatersEducation & Outreach1/1/24This project focuses on contributing to, engaging with, and communicating science within the Makah Usual and Accustomed Fishing Area, and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS). First, we will create a lunchtime speaker series for researchers working in Makah waters to present their research to tribal staff and community. Second, we will fund staff time to engage with Sanctuary planning processes and meetings. Finally, we will fund halibut tags for a Makah project on halibut and climate change. Coast NMSWashington
Wisconsin Maritime MuseumExhibit Upgrades at Wisconsin Maritime MuseumEducation & Outreach1/1/24The Wisconsin Maritime Museum will design, fabricate and install major renovations in the Wisconsin Shipwreck Gallery. NMSF support helps to fund the fabricatication of new artifact cases, design and print interpretive graphics, upgrade digital interactives, and move/construct necessary walls and partitions within the gallery. Featuring the shipwrecks and stories from the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary, this exhibit will feature over 100 shipwreck artifacts salvaged from wrecks within the Sanctuary, including interactive displays for all ages. 
Minorities in Shark SciencesMISSion AquaticaEducation & Outreach1/1/248/31/24MISSion Aquatica is a week-long camp for high school students from underserved communities who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color which takes place at the Sea Horse Key Marine Lab. During this camp students will have the opportunity to engage with STEM careers in a way few students can. The summer camp will leverage NOAA Ocean Exploration educational materials and open-source data to provide campers with experience working with real-life 
Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries InstituteNOAA/MPAConnect IUUF workshops for Caribbean enforcement officialsEducation & Outreach1/1/249/30/24This project will convene two workshops with one in Trinidad and one in Jamaica. It is focused on improving regional cooperation among law-enforcement agencies in the Caribbean region.  It is organized and will be conducted by NOAA Law Enforcement and funded by USAID. GCFI is the host. 
Quinault Indian NationSupport Quinault Indian Nation participation in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Intergovernmental Policy CouncilEducation & Outreach1/1/24The Quinault Indian Nation (Nation) will participate in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS) and Intergovernmental Policy Council (IPC) related activities including updating the OCNMS Condition Report and creation of an OCNMS Ocean Acidification Sentinel Site, among others.Quinaultindiannation.comOlympic Coast NMSWashington
National Park TrustYouth and Family Fishing Days in National Marine Sanctuaries 2024Education & Outreach1/1/2412/31/24The National Park Trust, in partnership with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will plan, coordinate, and carry out five one-day fishing outings at national Marine Sanctuaries or adjacent sites (Mallows Bay-Potomac River, Florida Keys, Flower Garden Banks, Monterey Bay, and Gray’s Reef) focused on introducing military families with youth (National Guard, Reserve, Active Duty, Caregivers, and Disabled service members) to recreational fishing. Each participant will get the opportunity to learn about the sanctuary, learn how to fish, fish in sanctuary waters, and go home with their own rod, reel, and tackle box. 
Butler County High SchoolFrom Kentucky’s Karst Ecosystems to the World’s OceansEducation & Outreach1/8/245/30/24Students in a rural Kentucky Marine Biology classroom will engage in workforce development as students use the engineering design process to build an ROV with the purpose of exploring underwater ecosystems. Students will become familiar with the engineering design process that scientists in STEM fields undergo each day to develop new technologies to further our exploration of our oceans. This project includes engineering an ROV and a field trip to our local cave system where students will use their ROV to measure water quality in a karst ecosystem. Students will collect water quality data using their ROV and determine the implications for the 
East-West CenterSupporting Akamai Agriculture in Keaukaha-Panaʻewa Community, using a PDKE co-production approachEducation & Outreach2/1/2412/31/25For this proposed project, the Pacific Drought Knowledge Exchange team will utilize a proven co-production approach to stakeholder engagement and product creation to support the Keaʻahuli O Panaʻewa - Poly-Forestry and Climate Dashboard initiative. The PDKE team will focus on providing direct technical assistance with respect to the analysis of climate and agroforestry-related information needed to create of a set of decision support products and services called for by the 
City of CapitolaThe Capitola Wharf Interpretive Signage ProjectEducation & Outreach3/15/2412/31/24The Capitola Wharf Interpretive Signage Project (Project) aims to promote the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) by installing educational signage at Capitola Wharf. The project will raise awareness about the MBNMS, its wildlife, habitats, and conservation efforts. By providing engaging and informative content, the signage will inspire visitors to become stewards of the sanctuary, while also highlighting the historical significance of Capitola Wharf. Through this project, the City seeks to leave a thriving MBNMS for future generations, fostering a deeper connection between the public and the sanctuary's valuable marine ecosystem
The Saklan School6th Grade ROV Design: Hunting Crown of ThornsEducation & Outreach4/8/245/31/24One species my 6th grade focuses on in their ecology unit is the Crown of Thorns (COT) sea star and how scientists are using Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to learn to identify and kill COTs. Students will work in teams where they will create their own ROV to simulate the scientists out on the 
Marine Technology Society2024 NOAA Ocean Exploration Video ChallengeEducation & Outreach5/1/2412/31/24The NOAA OE Video Challenge tasks students with creating an AI program to detect, classify, and track the spatial extent of specific organisms in NOAA OE deep sea
Texas State AquariumExploring Deep Gulf of Mexico Coral HabitatsEducation & Outreach5/1/24Flower Garden Banks NMSGulf of Mexico
University of Hawaii FoundationPoly Forestry Climate Dashboard Education & Outreach01/01/2024 12/31/2024 The project will develop a web-based tool to support the Keaukaha Panaʻewa Farmers Association (KPFA) and their efforts to establish a sustainable food forest for the homestead community.  The tool will provide indentified environmental data and information in a user-friendly format. 
University of Hawaii, Office of Research ServicesHeʻeia Ahupuaʻa Restoration ProjectEducation & Outreach1/1/249/30/24
Florida Ruffin Ridley School//Brookline Public Schools Underwater ROVs: Engaging Students in STEAM Exploration as a Response to the Climate Crisis  Education & Outreach2/1/245/31/2482 7th graders will work in small groups to design an ROV prototype, engage in the engineering and design process to refine their prototype, and then build and test their design. Not only will students have the opportunity to learn how to build a real-life underwater ROV, but equally importantly students will build their ROV with purpose as they seek to respond to the four ocean/climate change challenges as outlined by MATE.
New Mexico Wildlife FederationNYCALC 2024Education & Outreach4/5/24 8/31/24NMWF’s overarching goal is to create an experience for Native American High School Students that will allow them to fully engage in the Native Youth Climate Adaptation Leadership Congress in a way that is stress-free, safe, and nurturing. Additionally, we would like them to take what they learned during the NYCALC event back to their communities to share their knowledge with their peers and elders. 
The Johns Hopkins UniversityBiennial National Workshop on Marine Environmental DNAEducation & Outreach6/3/246/5/24 The biennial National Workshop on Marine Environmental DNA (eDNA) serves as a mechanism to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to discuss eDNA technologies and implementation priorities.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (
IUP Research InstituteIndigenous Engagement in Submerged Cultural Resource Management Field SchoolEducation & Outreach5/1/2412/31/24This grant helps to support two Native American students’ enrollment in a submerged cultural resource management field school scheduled for summer 2024 in Lake Erie. This field school teaches the skills of underwater Cultural Resource Management through research on the submerged landscapes of Lake Erie. The goal is to increase Indigenous representation in underwater cultural heritage managelink on application is viable