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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded a grant totaling $555,000 to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. NOAA is an agency of the Commerce Department.
grant will provide funds to support operations, program management
and oversight, education, monitoring projects and resource management
and stewardship in the Jacques
Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve. The reserve encompasses
wetlands, riparian habitats, barrier islands and forested uplands
of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, in addition to its Atlantic Ocean
environment. The reserve is focusing research and monitoring efforts
on the effects of non-point source pollution on estuaries, coastal
up-welling, near shore sediment transport, essential fish habitat
and salt marsh restoration.
Each year, NOAA awards approximately $900 million in grants to members of the academic, scientific and business communities to assist the agency in fulfilling its mission to study the Earth’s natural systems in order to predict environmental change, manage ocean resources, protect life and property and provide decision makers with reliable scientific information. NOAA goals and programs reflect a commitment to these basic responsibilities of science and service to the nation for the past 33 years.
The Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and providing environmental stewardship of our nation’s coastal and marine resources. To learn more about NOAA, please visit http://www.noaa.gov.
On the Web:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: http://www.noaa.gov.
Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve: http://nerrs.noaa.gov/JacquesCousteau/welcome.html
Conrad C. Lautenbacher: http://www.noaa.gov/lautenbacher.html