Cooperative Agreement for CESU Partner with North Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

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Funding Opportunity ID:331267
Opportunity Number:G21AS00292
Opportunity Title:Cooperative Agreement for CESU Partner with North Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):15.808
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESU’s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the North Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
Agency Code:DOI-USGS1
Agency Name:Department of the Interior
U. S. Geological Survey
Posted Date:Feb 02, 2021
Close Date:Feb 19, 2021 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date:Feb 02, 2021
Award Ceiling:$100,000
Award Floor:$32,500
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description:The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research to investigate the impacts of historical marine climate, tropical storm, and sea-level variability in the tropical western Atlantic, work that will contribute to several ongoing projects at the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC). These paleoclimate reconstructions will allow for the impact assessment natural climate variations on these regions in the past. Ultimately this will inform ecological and societal management decision making, including planning for the impacts of future climate change and sea-level rise that are expected to influence coastal communities and ecosystems. Research Objectives: Conduct diagenetic screening (XRD analysis) and U-series dating of storm-deposited coral skeletons from south Florida to reconstruct tropical storm activity during late Holocene. Additional geochemical analysis of these samples (i.e., stable isotope ratios) may be conducted based on the results of the initial dating. Conduct diagenetic screening (XRD analysis) and U-series dating of Quaternary carbonates from the western Atlantic for sea-level reconstructions.
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