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  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management has announced more than $43 million in grants to improve the resilience of local communities and wildlife habitat in the face of increasingly severe and frequent natural disasters. The grants will support natural and nature-based infrastructure that will help people and wildlife recover […]

  • 20 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and NOAA, joined by partners Shell and TransRe, have announced $30 million in new grants to support coastal resilience projects in 23 states and U.S. territories. The grants will restore or expand natural features such as coastal marshes and wetlands, dune and beach systems, coastal rivers, and barrier […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    NOAA and Ducks Unlimited have just announced that they are teaming up to restore habitat damaged from oil spills and hazardous waste releases. An initial cooperative agreement between the two organizations includes $1.8 million for restoration activities in the Gulf of Mexico, in coordination with the State of Texas. This funding will support work on marine and coastal […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    During Habitat Month, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is recommending $8.2 million in funding to 15 partners through the Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants. These investments will restore habitat in 10 states and Puerto Rico and leverage a total of $13 million of non-federal funds over the next three years to […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    About 40 percent of the coastal wetlands in the contiguous United States are in Louisiana, but hundreds of thousands of acres of vital habitat have been washed away by natural and man-made disasters, the NOAA Fisheries Service said in their latest announcement. Storms, erosion, and increased sea levels, combined with construction of hard levees, digging […]

  • 18 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Troy University researchers have been awarded a two-year $519,853 grant from the NOAA RESTORE Science Program that will identify where living shorelines are the most appropriate erosion control solution to protect tidal shorelines at various sites along the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Chris Boyd of TROY’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences is the lead investigator on the project, […]

  • 18 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Nineteen research projects that protect life and property, strengthen the economy, and conserve as well as restore coastal and marine resources were recommended to receive a total of $13.8 million in funding through the 2017 NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants program last week. The projects cover 17 states and Puerto Rico, and will restore 1,100 acres of […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    More than half of the American public lives within 50 miles of a beach, but as sea levels rise, the coastal habitats that protect the communities are increasingly at risk, according to the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi’s latest release. Dr. David Yoskowitz, Associate Director and Endowed Chair for Socio-economics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s […]

  • 9 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Science has awarded UC Irvine researchers $1.15 million for their efforts to understand and mitigate sea level rise and storm surge impacts on changing coastal landscapes. Funding comes through NOAA’s competitive Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise (EESLR) program. With the four-year award, researchers […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    As part of its national effort to build resilient coastal ecosystems, communities and economies, NOAA has announced the availability of up to $8.5 million in funding for coastal and marine habitat restoration in 2016. NOAA is seeking proposals for habitat restoration projects under the Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency grant program. The proposed projects should reduce the […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration office has awarded the University of Hawaii $845,160 in grant funding to help Hawaii communities reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change. Hawaii is particularly vulnerable to coastal hazards. Since the state is heavily reliant on tourism, and most of the development and infrastructure in Hawaii are […]

  • 2 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been awarded funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Coastal Resilience Grant program to develop a Joint Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan (DRRP) for the City of Brunswick and Glynn County. Through this award, local partners in Glynn County will be working on a […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Christie Administration yesterday announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded New Jersey a nearly $900,000 Regional Coastal Resilience Grant to help communities in 15 municipalities in northeastern Monmouth County develop a regional plan to address the impacts of coastal hazards and storm surge. The planning project, called New Jersey Fostering […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    A recent NOAA study, published in the journal PLOS One, shows “living shorelines” – protected and stabilized shorelines using natural materials such as plants, sand, and rock – can help to keep carbon out of the atmosphere, helping to blunt the effects of climate change. This study, the first of its kind, measured carbon storing, […]

  • 15 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    As part of its efforts to support coastal communities looking to build more resilient futures, NOAA yesterday announced the funding of a $23.7 million award for the construction of the Oyster Bayou Marsh Restoration project. The project will be funded through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Program, which has restored and […]

  • 2 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    As part of its efforts to provide communities and businesses with products, tools, services and funding to better address weather- and climate-related threats, NOAA has announced $4 million in recommended funding for six habitat restoration projects across the United States. The projects recommended for funding, under NOAA’s 2015 Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program, focus on […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science has awarded more than $1.1 million for research to give coastal communities new ways to incorporate natural infrastructure, such as restored wetlands, into their coastal resilience planning for sea level rise and coastal flooding. Coastal communities and their ecosystems are threatened by rising seas and coastal flooding that […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will host a public meeting on May 20, 2015, in Vermilion, Ohio to receive feedback on the implementation of the Ohio Coastal Management Program by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This public meeting is part of the federal government’s periodic review of the state-led federally-funded program […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The resilience of U.S. coastal communities to storms, flooding, erosion and other threats can be strengthened when they are protected by natural infrastructure such as marshes, reefs and beaches, or with hybrid approaches, such as a “living shoreline” — a combination of natural habitat and built infrastructure, according to a new NOAA study. The study, published in […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise, according to a new NOAA study, published earlier this week in the American Geophysical Union’s online peer-reviewed journal Earth’s Future. The findings appear in the […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    NOAA has issued a call for proposals under the first federal funding opportunity issued by the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program, which supports research in the Gulf of Mexico on long-term sustainability of the ecosystem and its fisheries. The competition seeks proposals for timely and high-quality scientific results that may be used to inform science-based […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new NOAA online visualization and mapping tool, the Lake Level Viewer, will help communities along the U.S. Great Lakes plan for, and adapt to, climate change and changes in lake water levels. The easy-to-use, interactive tool was developed by the National Ocean Service’s Office for Coastal Management as part of its Digital Coast initiative. […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    NOAA Sea Grant announced yesterday grants totaling $15.9 million to support over 300 projects around the nation that help build resilient coastal communities and economies. Through university, state and other partnerships, Sea Grant Programs will supplement the federal funding with an additional $7.9 million in non-federal matching funds, bringing the total investment to more than […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel, which advises the NOAA administrator on products, services and science related to navigation, water levels and currents, and positioning, will hold a public meeting Sept. 16-18 in Charleston, South Carolina. The panel will receive updates on regional activities requiring support from NOAA’s hydrographic and geospatial services. NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new NOAA nationwide analysis showed that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions experienced changes in land cover, including a decline in wetlands and forest cover with development a major contributing factor. Overall, 8.2 percent of the nation’s ocean and Great Lakes coastal regions experienced these changes. In analysis of the […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called “nuisance flooding” – which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure – are on the East Coast, according to a new NOAA technical report. This nuisance flooding, caused by rising sea levels, has increased […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    TerraSond has been selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide hydrographic surveying services anywhere in the U.S under a new five-year contract, the company announced yesterday. Under the new contract beginning in 2015, TerraSond will provide comprehensive, modern hydrographic surveys in assigned areas to support NOAA’s nautical charting mission, which includes […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    NOAA ships, small boats, and hydrographic services contractors have their sailing orders to survey more than 2,000 square nautical miles in U.S. coastal waters this year, collecting data that will strengthen the foundation of the nation’s environmental intelligence. Most of the vessels are sailing to their initial project areas now. The NOAA Office of Coast […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The pollutants measured in the sediments of Guánica Bay, Puerto Rico, in a new NOAA study were among the highest concentrations of PCBs, chlordane, chromium and nickel ever measured in the history of NOAA’s National Status & Trends, a nationwide contaminant monitoring program that began in 1986. Researchers from the National Ocean Service’s National Centers […]