BPC to Sign National Letter in Support of NOAA Coastal Zone Management Program

President Trump’s recently proposed budget for 2018 cuts funding to over a dozen federal agencies and departments. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, State Department, and Agriculture Department would experience the deepest reductions at 31%, 29%, and 21%, respectively. Furthermore, the proposed budget would completely eliminate funding to 19 agencies. If the cuts in President Trump’s proposed […]

BPC Receives Guidance from NOAA on Problematic Sea Lion Encounters

BPC’s Marinas & Boatyards Committee coordinated and participated in a conference call with the Protected Resources Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for guidance on addressing problematic encounters with sea lions. Committee members took this opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the Marine Mammal Protection Act as it related to […]

Apply now for NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants!

  Apply now for NOAA’s Coastal Resilience Grants to fund climate resilience projects in your jurisdiction!   What kinds of projects are eligible?   NOAA recently issued a call for proposals under the federal funding opportunity for the NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program. The program is an integration of two existing grants programs at NOAA: […]

Socioeconomic Data and Products Updates from NOAA

New Products NOAA Report on the Ocean and Great Lakes Economy of the United States Regional and State Profiles One-pagers of numbers and charts for your area. Report Describing the Ocean Economies of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico A better understanding of the Caribbean Territories’ ocean dependency. Story from the Field Mapping Ecosystem […]

New NOAA Community-based Marine Debris Removal Grant Opportunity

The NOAA Marine Debris Program has just announced the opening of the FY17 Community-based Marine Debris Removal federal funding opportunity. This opportunity provides funding to support locally-driven, marine debris assessment and removal projects that will benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and NOAA trust resources. Funding for this purpose comes through the NOAA Marine Debris Program. Projects awarded […]

Newly Released Data and Products from NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management has released new data and products for Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW) and other socioeconomic related products. New Data 2013 U.S. Ocean and Great Lakes Economy (ENOW) 2013 ENOW for Self-employed Workers (ENOW-NES) 2013 Total Economy of Coastal Areas 2015 Critical Facilities for Coastal […]

NOAA Ocean Economic Study Project Materials

NOAA has developed several products associated with its economic projects  – the Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW) project and the California Ocean Economy Pilot Study. Please find these materials at the links below: Economics National Ocean Watch Explorer (ENOW) NOAA Story Map – “The Oceans and Coasts – A Driver for Inland Economic Activity” County Snapshots

BPC Expert Briefing – NOAA Presentation on the California Ocean Economy

 BPC Expert Briefing – NOAA Presentation on the California Ocean Economy July 30, 2015 9:30am to 11:00am East Bay Municipal Utility District  375 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 Briefing Materials:  NOAA Ocean Economy Presentation NOAA Story Map – “The Oceans and Coasts – A Driver for Inland Economic Activity” Briefing Agenda  On July 30th, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management […]