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The National Sea Grant Office welcomes proposals for the 2018 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes National Aquaculture Initiative. Depending on appropriations, NOAA National Sea Grant College Program (NOAA Sea Grant) expects to have available a total of $7,000,000 to $11,500,000 across fiscal years 2018, 2019 and 2020 as part of the Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative (NAI). As part of the NAI, this competition is designed to foster the expansion of a sustainable U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture sector by addressing one or more of the following priorities: (a) supporting the development of emerging systems or technologies that will advance aquaculture in the U.S., including projects that will help stimulate aquaculture production by nascent industries; (b) developing and implementing actionable methods of communicating accurate, science based messages and information about the benefits and risks of U.S. marine and Great Lakes aquaculture to the public; and (c) increasing the resiliency of aquaculture systems to natural hazards and changing conditions. Successful applications must describe projects that clearly address major constraints, barriers or hurdles limiting aquaculture production in the U.S.
Interested parties must apply through Maryland Sea Grant through our eSeaGrant system. We strongly encourage interested parties to contact Maryland Sea Grant to discuss their proposals prior to the due date.
The proposals are due to Maryland Sea Grant by 5 pm EST on March 2, 2018 in eSeaGrant.
A webinar was held on January 25, 2018 at 3 pm. Slides are available for download here.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact:
Dr. Michael Allen, Associate Director for Research and Administration.
Dr. Fredrika Moser, Director