Funding opportunity: Marine Communities Impacted by Extreme Climate Events

The Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) is announcing our notice of funding opportunity (up to $150,000) for Fiscal Year 2017 in support of efforts to learn from the impacts of extreme climate events in marine communities in Hawai’i and U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau). The variety of extreme climate events that have recently occurred in the Pacific (including El Niño, drought, coral bleaching, and tropical cyclone damage) provides a unique and timely opportunity for coastal and marine stakeholders to learn from the actions taken in anticipation or response to these extreme events, and position themselves to better adapt to future variability and climate change.

The PICCC (www.piccc.net) is soliciting statements of interest, and later proposals, from teams made up of communities, marine resource managers, researchers and/or decision-makers who are confronting these impacts and seeking improved management or policy responses in preparation for future events.

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