NOAA RESTORE Science Program Update

NOAA continues to make progress in its development of the NOAA RESTORE Science Program and is advancing towards release of the science plan for the Program and the Program’s initial federal funding opportunity (FFO). Additional details on both releases are below along with information on an upcoming engagement opportunity. Science Plan NOAA continues to develop … Continue reading

NOAA RESTORE Science Program Releases Summary of 2013 Virtual Engagement Sessions

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program has released a summary report of the input it received during the virtual engagement sessions which the program hosted in August and September of 2013. In total, the program hosted 16 sessions which were attended by 149 people. The sessions were open to the public. During each session, a short … Continue reading

NOAA RESTORE Science Program to Host Informational Session at 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program will be hosting an informational session on Wednesday, January 29 at the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference in Mobile, Alabama. The informational session will last from 7:30 AM until 2:00 PM and will offer participants a chance to learn more about the program and its … Continue reading

NOAA RESTORE Science Program Releases Science Plan Framework

NOAA has completed its Science Plan Framework for the NOAA RESTORE Science Program. This Framework communicates NOAA’s intent, purpose, and rationale for how it will execute the Program according to its responsibilities under the RESTORE Act. This Science Plan Framework will inform the Program’s short-term priorities and provide the foundation for the development of a … Continue reading

Gulf Sea Grant Programs Release Gulf Research Survey

The four Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant college programs have released the 2013 Gulf of Mexico research needs survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013GMRP). The survey will be used to update the Gulf of Mexico Research Plan and will be shared with numerous groups that are funding or supporting regional research and restoration activities. These groups include the Gulf … Continue reading

NOAA RESTORE Science Program Seeks A Director

UPDATE: Due to the government-wide furlough, this position announcement has been extended until October 31st. If you have already applied to this announcement, you will not need to reapply. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) RESTORE Science Program is currently seeking a Director. The announcement for the position (announcement # NOS-NCCOS-2013-0013) is now available … Continue reading

NOAA’s Science Advisory Board seeks members for a Working Group to advise NOAA’s RESTORE Science Program

NOAA’s Science Advisory Board is seeking members to join a working group that the Board has established to advise NOAA’s RESTORE Science Program. The request for nominations to the working group has been announced in the Federal Register. The working group will provide independent guidance and review of the NOAA RESTORE Science Program offering advice … Continue reading

Treasury Issues Proposed RESTORE Act Regulations, Opens 60-Day Comment Period

The U.S. Department of Treasury has released proposed regulations for the RESTORE Act in the Federal Register. The proposed regulations contain procedures required by the RESTORE Act, outlining financial management, auditing, and reporting procedures for the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund. As with the other components of the RESTORE Act, the NOAA RESTORE Science Program … Continue reading

NOAA RESTORE Science Program Announces Additional Virtual Engagement Sessions

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program will be hosting eleven virtual engagement sessions this September. During each session, a short overview of the program will be presented followed by an open question and answer session. Participants will also be asked a series of targeted questions to provide input on research and observing needs in the Gulf … Continue reading