NOAA Provides Information on RESTORE Act Science Program Funding Opportunity

NOAA’s National Ocean Service has announced an anticipated upcoming RESTORE Act Science Program Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO).  Depending on funding availability, the FFO is expected to be released in the fall. In announcing the upcoming FFO, NOAA also identified the Science Program’s topical areas, short-term priorities and parameters that will guide funding award decisions.  Specifically,… More »


NOAA Proposes Permit Approval for Low Energy Research-related Seismic Survey in So. Atlantic

NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recently announced that it is seeking comments by Thursday, Sept. 4 regarding its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization to the National Science Foundation and Antarctic Support Contract (on behalf of University of Texas at Austin and University of Memphis) to take 26 species of marine mammals by Level… More »


NMFS Proposes Authorization for Research-related Seismic Survey Offshore North Carolina

NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recently announced that it is seeking comments by Tuesday, Sept. 2 regarding its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization to Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to take 24 species of marine mammals by Level B harassment while conducting a 2-D seismic survey in waters located 10-262 miles offshore Cape… More »


NMFS to Hold Meeting in Advance of Int’l Whaling Commission Conference

NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service has announced that it will hold a public meeting in Silver Spring, MD on Thursday, August 7 in preparation for the 65th International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) meeting to be held in September in Slovenia.  To protect the confidentiality of U.S. negotiating positions, public attendance is limited to U.S. citizens with an identifiable interest in U.S. whale conservation policy. The… More »