Announcement of Plan to Solicit Proposals-Everglades National Park


ANNOUNCEMENT OF PLAN TO SOLICIT PROPOSALS
FOR THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE (CESI)
PROGRAM AT EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK
TO BE ANNOUCED IN FEBRUARY 2017

Announcement of a pending request for proposals
The South Florida Natural Resources Center of Everglades National Park (ENP) is planning to post an announcement to Regional CESU Networks (Gulf Coast, South Florida-Caribbean, Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast, Chesapeake Watershed, and North Atlantic Coast), soliciting proposals that address scientific questions and issues associated with restoration and management of ENP and the Greater Everglades ecosystem. This announcement does not represent a guarantee of available funds or obligate ENP to any further action. A detailed announcement of our programmatic interests, requirements, and procedures for proposal submission will be posted in the near future. The questions and issues of interest are currently classified within a set of up to six topics. See attachment for details.

Questions about the announcement can be addressed to:

David T. Rudnick, Ph.D.
Science Coordinator
South Florida Natural Resources Center
Everglades National Park
950 N. Krome Ave.
Homestead, FL 33030
david_rudnick@nps.gov
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Bureau of Reclamation – Launches 3 New Prize Competitions


We are launching 3 more prize competitions. The first 2 launched this week. The Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo is scheduled to launch Tuesday, Dec 20th.

Learn more about each competition and how to register at the following websites:

Arsenic Sensor - Stage 1: https://www.usbr.gov/research/challenges/arsenicsensor.html
More Water Less Concentrate - Stage 1: https://www.usbr.gov/research/challenges/morewater.html
Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo:
https://www.usbr.gov/research/challenges/forecastrodeo.html

You can also download the following posters at these websites if anyone is interested in posting them around their university campus



Thanks for Your Help

Chuck Hennig
Deputy Chief, Research and Development
Bureau of Reclamation
chennig@usbr.gov
303.445.2134


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Request for Statement of Interest #3, from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Project Title: Evaluating Benthic Community Response to Planned Dredging Activities at Port Everglades Florida.

Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for projects to be funded by the Engineering Research Development Center (ERDC) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to evaluate benthic community response to planned dredging activities at Port Everglades, Florida and potentially other USACE dredge projects within the State of Florida. Approximately $100,000 is expected to be available to support this project for one (1) year. Additional funding may be available for follow on work in subsequent fiscal years up to four (4) years at least $100,000 per year not to exceed $500,000 over five (5) years.

Posting requested by:

Deberay R. Carmichael
Contract Specialist
ERDC Contracting Office U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center
3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: (601) 634-2972 (Tuesday & Thursday)
Phone: (601) 634-5337
Fax: (601) 634-4885
Deberay.R.Carmichael@usace.army.mil

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