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CPO’s MERT gives presentation to NOS Coastal Science Board on the Science for Sanctuaries Initiative 28 October 2021

CPO’s MERT gives presentation to NOS Coastal Science Board on the Science for Sanctuaries Initiative

On October 29, CPO’s Marine Ecosystem Risk Team (MERT) is making a presentation to the NOS Coastal Science Board. The presentation will introduce MERT and describe the outcomes and ongoing activities of its Science for Sanctuaries Initiative, aiming to increase cross-NOAA collaborations to advance NOAA's stewardship mission.

Marine Ecosystem Risk Team (MERT) Awarded NOS Peer “Rafting” Award for work with Sanctuaries 22 October 2021

Marine Ecosystem Risk Team (MERT) Awarded NOS Peer “Rafting” Award for work with Sanctuaries

The Marine Ecosystem Risk Team has been recognized by NOS for outstanding leadership.

MERT to Assess Sanctuary Perception of CPO-Sanctuary Partnership 17 September 2021

MERT to Assess Sanctuary Perception of CPO-Sanctuary Partnership

The survey allows CPO's Marine Ecosystem Risk Team (MERT) to ensure that it is working with sanctuaries in meaningful and useful ways that help sanctuary staff and managers, thus maximizing the value of the CPO-NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries relationship.

NOAA Announces FY22 Multi-stressor Federal Funding Opportunity 28 July 2021

NOAA Announces FY22 Multi-stressor Federal Funding Opportunity

NOAA is soliciting proposals to increase our understanding of the combined impacts of multiple stressors, including harmful algal blooms, deoxygenation, ocean acidification, and increasing temperatures, on the function and health of marine ecosystems within the context of climate change. NOAA expects to fund 1–2 projects for up to four years in duration, with an approximate annual budget of $1 million, not to exceed $4 million in total.

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