Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Southern Appalachian Mountains CESU

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 17, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award AmountUn-Known
Category of Funding ActivityScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - 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 Southern Appalachian Mountains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.

Program Description

The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research in storm surge modeling for a coastal unit of the National Park Service Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina (CALO). USGS and the National Park Service (NPS) are currently collaborating on a pilot study to map and value ecosystem services at Cape Lookout National Seashore, and to develop a framework for using ecosystem services information in planning at other NPS units. Ecosystem services information is increasingly requested by managers (Bagstad et al. 2013); understanding the benefits that parks provide to nearby communities and the impacts of adjacent private land management on the health of parks are both pressing questions related to ecosystem services and parks management (Palomo et al. 2013). Coarse-scale mapping of the value that ecosystems provide in protecting lives and property coastal communities has been completed nationwide (Arkema et al. 2013); however, these data are too coarse scale to inform management at the scale of a community or NPS unit. Additionally, NPS is working to model storm surge impacts on coastal NPS units under sea level rise (SLR) scenarios for different tropical storm intensities, primarily using the Sea, Lake, and Overland Surge from Hurricanes (SLOSH) model (Caffrey and Beavers 2013). Given the threat of SLR associated with climate change (IPCC 2007) and the vulnerability of coastal communities and NPS units to SLR and storm surges, this work is timely for coastal resource managers.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberG14AS00087
Funding Opportunity TitleCooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Southern Appalachian Mountains CESU
Opportunity CategoryScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateJune 5, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateJune 17, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Archive DateSeptember 5, 2014 (Friday)
Total Program Funding$ 18,000
Award AmountUn-Known
CFDA Number
  • 15.808 - U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - 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 Southern Appalachian Mountains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of the Interior
Program Information Websitehttp://www.grants.gov/
ContactOffice: Geological Survey
Faith Graves, 703-648-7356
fgraves@usgs.gov

fgraves@usgs.gov

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