Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, South Florida/ Caribbean CESU


Funding Opportunity ID: 295992
Opportunity Number: G17AS00123
Opportunity Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, South Florida/ Caribbean CESU
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. CESUâ¿¿s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the South Florida/Caribbean Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
Agency Code: DOI-USGS1
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Geological Survey
Posted Date: Jul 31, 2017
Close Date: Aug 18, 2017
Last Updated Date: Jul 31, 2017
Award Ceiling: $60,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $60,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The US Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Gainesville, Florida, in offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for the collection and analysis of aerial images for threatened and endangered sea turtles. Broad-scale information on sea turtle distribution and density is difficult to obtain; manned aerial surveys are currently the primary method used to gather these data. However, the number of observers utilized in manned aerial surveys is limited due to aircraft size and weight. Deployment of camera systems during aerial surveys allows multiple observers to view images after flights are complete which improves detections and allows for species identification. This survey methodology provides managers such as the National Marine Fisheries Service and Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management with ocean basin-wide estimates of distribution and density for these wide-ranging species. This work will be a collaborative effort between the USGS and a CESU partner agency the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI).
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