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FY 2015 NOAA Preserve America Initiative Internal Funding Program - Funded Projects

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The NOAA Preserve America Initiative Internal Funding Program (PAIIF) is pleased to announce the 2015 PAIIF recipients. The projects represent current and emerging issues that face the nation and our agency: sustainable communities and economies; climate change and adaptation; community and cultural engagement, and historical ecology. Each project demonstrates the concept of using heritage to communicate NOAA’s messages and contemporary issues that are of relevance to the American public. The projects selected this year represent great diversity in scope, geography, and preservation. The projects include:


Weathermen at War
Project Lead: Captain Jeremy Adams, Washington, DC
NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations


Working the Waters after Sandy: Connecting Fishermen and Students around Lifeways, Climate Change and Community
Project Lead: Patricia Clay, Office of Science and Technology, Silver Spring, MD
NOAA Fisheries


A New View of the Blizzard of 1993
Project Lead: Jason Cooper, National Centers for Environmental Information,
Asheville, NC, NOAA Satellite and Information Service


Tide Predictions Machine #2, Preservation Improvements
Project Lead: Todd Ehret, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
(CO-OPS), Silver Spring, MD, NOAA National Ocean Service


Shifting Shoreline: An Interactive Exhibit on Coastal Change in Muskegon Lake from the Lumber Mills to Modern Restoration
Project Lead: Terry Heatlie, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory,
Ann Arbor, MI, NOAA Fisheries, NOAA National Ocean Service and NOAA Research


NOAA’s Presence on the Gulf Coast
Project Lead: Karen Mitchell, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Mississippi Laboratory, Pascagoula, MS
NOAA Fisheries


Hoʻokuʻi (To Join Together): Exploring the Scientific Value and the Hawaiian Cultural Significance of Pacific Marine Sanctuaries
Project Lead: Jeremy Potter, Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, MD, NOAA Research


Whales in the Heart of the Sea: Our Heritage, Culture and Changing Values over Time
Project Lead: Allison Rosner, NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Office, Gloucester, MA, NOAA Fisheries


Celebrating and Preserving 50 Years of History and Accomplishments of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) Miami Laboratory
Project Lead: Jennifer Schull, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Miami Laboratory Miami, FL, NOAA Fisheries


Shore Whaling Exhibit and Education Program at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Coastal Discovery Center
Project Lead: Carolyn Skinder, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary,
San Simeon Bay, CA, National Ocean Service


Ka Wā Ma Mua, Ka Wā Ma Hope, Using the Past to Inform the Future: English Translation of Hawaiian Language Newspaper Accounts of Unusual Weather Events
Project Lead: Allen Tom, Pacific Islands Region, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Kihei, HI, NOAA National Ocean Service


Bache Baseline Preservation at Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area, SC
Project Lead: Kyle Ward, Office of Coast Survey, Charleston, SC
NOAA National Ocean Service

Click here for more detailed information on the 2015 NOAA PAIIF funded projects.

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