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“NGOpolis is an easy to load, comprehensive database of links to grants, jobs, other NGOs, journals, forums, networks, and equipment.”

Would you like to know more about what NGOs are currently doing in your area, what funds may be available, how to get in touch with an NGO?

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Online lecture – “The Caribbean Sea as a Special Area in the Context of Sustainable Development”

[Cited by Dr. Humberto García-Muñiz, Caribbean Studies Institute, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras]

The Institute of Caribbean Studies, of the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (UPR-RP), invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture “THE CARIBBEAN SEA AS A SPECIAL AREA IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” by Dr. John Agard, Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies – St. Augustine; Lead Author in the Fourth Assessment Report of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change 2007, panel awarded the Noble Peace Prize 2007. Dr. Manuel Valdés Pizzini, Associate Director for Research and Program Affairs, Sea Grant College Program, and Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, will comment the lecture. The activity will be held on Thursday, February 2, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Amphitheatre Manuel Maldonado Denis (CRA 108) of Carmen Rivera de Alvarado (CRA) Building, Faculty of the Social Sciences, UPR-RP.

This lecture will be broadcast LIVE online through the following website:

Comments and suggestions on this presentation will be very welcome at:

[Spanish version]

El Instituto de Estudios del Caribe de la Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP) invita a la comunidad universitaria y al público en general a la conferencia: “THE CARIBBEAN SEA AS A SPECIAL AREA IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” por el Dr. John Agard , Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies – St. Augustine; autor principal del Fourth Assessment Report of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change 2007, ganador del Premio Nobel de la Paz 2007. El Dr. Manuel Valdés Pizzini, Director Asociado de Investigación y Programas, Programa Sea Grant, y Profesor de Antropología y Sociología, Escuela de Artes y Ciencias, UPR-Mayagǖez, comentará la ponencia. La presentación tendrá lugar el jueves, 2 de febrero, de 1:00 a 3:00 p.m., en el Anfiteatro Manuel Maldonado Denis (CRA 108) del Edificio Carmen Rivera de Alvarado (CRA) de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, UPR-RP.

Esta presentación será transmitida en línea EN VIVO en la siguiente dirección:

Se agradecerá el envío de comentarios y sugerencias sobre la transmisión a:

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41st Benthic Ecology Meeting – March 2012

Do you participate in research/studies associated with benthic ecology?

Then, mark your calendar for the 41st Benthic Ecology Meeting on March 21-24, 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia at the Waterside Marriott Hotel! This meeting is “one of the of the largest scientific meetings for marine biologists in the USA.” It will be hosted by the Old Dominion University. Other sponsors include Norfolk Visitors & Convention Bureau, Virginia Sea Grant, and the American Academy of Underwater Scientists.

Click here to visit the official website for registration and more details on this exciting conference!

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Important Deadlines:

Abstract submission deadline is February 24th, 2012

Early registration deadline is February 24th, 2012

Film festival submission deadline is February 24th, 2012

Book your room at the Marriott by February 24th, 2012 to receive a special BEM discounted rate of only $93.00 (plus tax) per night for up to 4 persons.

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Grant Opportunity – NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program 2012

A federal funding announcement has been made for the NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program 2012! This is part of NOAA Sea Grant’s “overall plan to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes aquaculture. Aquaculture that occurs in the Great Lakes or its coastal zone is considered marine aquaculture for this competition.” For more information, please visit and search for Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-SG-2012-2003249.

The deadline for receipt of preproposals via electronic mail at the National Sea Grant Office is 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 7, 2012.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to submit your preproposal for environmentally-friendly and sustainable aquaculture practices!

Check out what experts commented in our discussion session on the research and information needed for local aquaculture practices! Click here for details!

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NOAA announces Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) RFP 2012

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: The U. S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plans to seek proposals from small business firms for participation in Phase I of the Fiscal Year 2012 NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Phase I of the SBIR program implements the Small Business Innovation Research Re-Authorization Act of 2000. Small businesses are invited to submit research proposals in response to the Request for Proposals.

The purpose of Phase I of the SBIR program is for firms to conduct research and development which will allow the Government to determine the scientific or technical merit and feasibility of concepts, ideas and quality of performance as a prerequisite for further Government support which may follow in Phase II of the program. Any organization or individuals receiving awards under Phase I may be eligible to compete for a Phase II award. The following are the NOAA, Research and Development (R&D) topics available for Phase I: Climate Adaption and Mitigation, Weather-Ready Nation, Healthy Oceans, Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies.

The proposal response date is February 1, 2012 at 4:00pm (Central Time).

For more information regarding the solicitation forms for this RFP, please refer to the original website by clicking here.

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Dolphin Conservation RFP (Pre-proposals) – MASG

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) is pleased to announce a request for pre-proposals for the 2011 Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Region Dolphin Conservation.

In this competition, MASGC welcomes projects in the following funding areas:

  1. Research on Human-Dolphin Interactions; and
  2. Development of two smartphone apps:
    • Marine mammal stranding; and
    • Marine mammal identification and viewing

The deadline for pre-proposals is 4:00 p.m. Central time on Thursday, December 1, 2011.
For more information, please click here for more details on the official announcement!

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