NOAA Awards $315K for Great Lakes Restoration Program

Thursday, July 10, 2003
A Great Lakes restoration initiative has received a grant of $315,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program. NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Awarded to the Great Lakes Commission and the Northeast-Midwest Institute and administered by Michigan Sea Grant, the grant will be used to develop science-based restoration priorities and understand successful strategies used by other regions. With matching support from the Commission and the Institute, the total funding for the initiative will be $473,000. "Through our grants program, NOAA is able to actively support and help create initiatives such as this that reinforce our commitment to the environment," said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. "NOAA is proud to provide funding to this restoration effort." The Great Lakes congressional delegation asked the area's governors to develop a long-range restoration program for the five Great Lakes. "As a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, I have supported the development of Great Lakes restoration priorities and the need for additional funding. I applaud NOAA's efforts to provide this grant that will take us a step closer to our vision of a restored and revitalized Great Lakes ecosystem," said Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH) "As the GAO reported recently, there needs to be better coordination on Great Lakes restoration priorities, and I am pleased that NOAA is providing resources that will help the region advance restoration," said Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) Containing 20 percent of the earth's fresh surface water, the Great Lakes also are the centerpiece of the region's natural resources that drive the economies of two nations, eight states, and two provinces that share jurisdiction. The grant will support two key pieces of the Council of Great Lakes Governors' restoration initiative.
Maritime Reporter August 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

Coast Guard Preps for Arctic Research

A team of scientists from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Research and Development Center (RDC) will depart from Seward, Alaska, for a technology evaluation in the

Great Lakes Shipyard Wins EPA Drydock Contract

Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a contract for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) vessel R/V Lake Explorer II. The scope of work will include drydocking,

Salvage Crews Avert Disaster in the Galápagos

Mammoet Salvage helps avert environmental disaster in the Galápagos Islands Mammoet Salvage and its partner, CPT Remolcadores SA of Chile, recently responded

Maritime Security

RIMPAC Draws ADF Closer to Amphibious Future

More than 800 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel are on their way home after taking part in RIMPAC, the world’s largest naval exercise, which concluded in Hawaii today.

Kenya Charges 9 Foreigners over Heroin Haul

Nine foreign nationals were charged in a Kenyan court on Thursday with trafficking the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

Video: RIMPAC 2014 Ships Underway

The U.S. Navy posted a video showing Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 operations underway. Watch as 42 ships and submarines representing 15 international

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1031 sec (10 req/sec)