Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, South Florida CESU

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, South Florida CESU: The Ecosystem Porfolio Model (EPM) is a GIS-based scenario tool intended to integrate ecologic, socioeconomic, and quality of life (QOL) values to assess/evaluate the impact of land use and development scenarios in South Florida on it's natural resources and the human communities upon which they depend. In general, the EPM is a tool that can provide scientists, land managers, agencies, planners and the general public with the ability to develop and assess alternatives of landscape configurations that are important to them. Two of the three primary components of the EPM have been developed, and the final component of the integrated model needs to be addressed further. This opportunity is to support research being performed in the South Florida Region to conceptualize and evaluate QOL indicators and metrics. In the complex region of South Floirda, it is useful to improve decision making with multiple types of information, analytical tools and metrics that have meaning to different stakeholders so as to benefit the welfare of the community at large. However, this opportunity supports more concerted efforts being made to develop this tool to an alternate and broader range of users (e.g. planners, emergency management services, community interest groups, developers, and environmental groups) and to expand the geographic range of the tool into neighboring counties. This necessitates the broader range of user's feedback on the existing metrics being used and how they were conceptualized; the assumed relationships between ecological, socioeconomic, and QOL values, and addressing particular QOL indicators and metrics of import to them and their communities. This will also require the collection of complimentary data from previous EPM efforts in Miami Dade, Florida.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, South Florida CESU
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 10HQPA0025
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.808
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Dec 28, 2009
Posted Date: Dec 15, 2009
Creation Date: Dec 15, 2009
Archive Date: Feb 17, 2010
Total Program Funding: $40,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESU's are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the South Florida Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
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