Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) is soliciting proposals for a competitive opportunity focused on coastal and ocean HAB observing in the Southeast. The scope of this opportunity is broad, but applicants should use the SECOORA Harmful Algal Bloom Plan as a guide to SECOORA’s priorities. Specifically, applicants should review the sections identifying HAB species of concern by state and areas of potential investment. Proposals should address how the effort can contribute to a regional-scale enterprise and include measurable engagement with stakeholders.
Projects should focus one or both areas:
- Observing – Funds can be requested to support the collection of data to better study HABs issues within the region. Funding can be used for fixed stations, mobile platforms (e.g., drones, AUVs), and ships.
- Products – Transform raw and/or processed data into useful and meaningful decision-making information and tools for HAB tracking and monitoring or forecasting HAB occurrence.
Total funds available are $200,000. SECOORA intends to award between 1 – 3 proposals that will be funded for a 2 year timeline. Proposals are due September 15, 2022 at 5 PM ET.
Webinar: Developing low-cost and open-source technologies for smart coastal communities
Join us Thursday, February 22nd at 12 PM ET for SECOORA's Coastal Observing in Your Community Webinar Series! Our speaker this month is Dr. Phil Bresnahan from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
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