NewLetter of Research Interest - Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Cataloging Storer College Oral Histories and Web Feature. Deadlines for Statements of Interest Reponse: April 21, 2017. Click here for more information regarding issues and tasks, or access a PDF version of this LOI here.

NewLetter of Research Interest - Support in Developing Historic Narrative and Treatment Guidelines for the Historic Baltimore Washington Parkway.  Deadlines for Statements of Interest Reponse: April 21, 2017. Click here for more information regarding issues and tasks, or access a PDF version of this LOI here.

NewRequest for Proposals - Everglades Ecosystem Restoration and Management.  The South Florida Natural Resources Center of Everglades National Park (ENP) is soliciting proposals that address scientific questions and issues associated with restoration and management of ENP and the Greater Everglades ecosystem. Applications must be received by May 11, 2017, 11:59 PM (EDT). Click here for more information regarding issues of interest.


The North Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) engages federal agency scientists and managers, in collaboration with academic and other non-federal scientists and students, to understand how fundamental ecosystem functions and processes are affected by increasing urban development, climate change, and other stressors, and then to devise management strategies for preserving and restoring coastal ecosystems, cultural resources, and maritime heritage.

The North Atlantic Coast CESU is part of a National Network of 17 regional CESUs encompassing the Nation. Over 200 academic institutions and more than 50 other non-federal partners, along with 13 federal agencies are associated with the National CESU Network. This Network is among the largest of collaborative research partnerships addressing natural and cultural resource stewardship in the United States. The CESU Network provides high quality science, usable knowledge for resource managers, responsive technical assistance, education opportunities, and cost-effective research.

  • Federal agencies acquire information to make science-based decisions
  • Research opportunities for students, faculty and researchers
  • Collaborative opportunities between agency and non-federal scientists
  • Educational opportunities for students and agency managers

The geographic scope of the North Atlantic Coast CESU includes the coastal zone from Maine to Virginia, with activities including all ecosystem types of coastal watersheds and the ocean, including barrier islands, estuaries, salt and freshwater wetlands, terrestrial and ocean/marine environments, among others.