Administrative Documents

Cooperative Agreements and Amendments


Cooperative Agreement (1999 – 2004)    

Cooperative Agreement (2004 – 2009)

  • Amendment 1, adding Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Amendment 2, adding University of Maine
  • Amendment 3, adding City University of New York
  • Amendment 4, adding College of the Atlantic (PDF not available at this time)
  • Amendment 5, adding US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Amendment 6, adding SUNY-School of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Amendment 7, adding US Fish and Wildlife Service AND Columbia University
Cooperative Agreement (2009-2014)
  • Amendment 1, adding NOAA, University of Massachusetts-Boston, AND Bates College
  • Amendment 2, adding Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement AND Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies AND Cornell University
  • Amendment 3, adding Northeastern University AND Biodiversity Research Institute
  • Amendment 4, adding the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) AND University of New England
  • Amendment 5, adding the Schoodic Education and Research Center Institute
  • Amendment 6, adding the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) AND Harvard University AND Manhattan College
  • Amendment 7, adding the Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office (NITHPO) on behalf of the Narragansett Indian Tribe
  • Amendment 8, adding the University of Connecticut
Cooperative Agreement (2014-2019)
  • Amendment 1, adding the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation, Inc.
  • Amendment 2, adding the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
  • Amendment 3, adding the Natural Areas Association, Bryn Mawr College, and New Jersey Audubon.
Cooperative Agreement (2019-2024)
How to become a member of the North Atlantic Coast CESU

The National CESU Network Council has established a standard application process for institutions interested in being considered for enrollment in the CESU Network. Non-federal entities should submit the required application materials to:

Judith Swift
North Atlantic Coast CESU Director

It is suggested that those applying for new membership should contact the North Atlantic Coast CESU Director early in the application process.

Recommended Content for National Park Service Project Proposals


2016 CESU Network National Meeting
June 14 - 16, 2016
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center


Agenda / Remote participation info (PDF, 547Kb)



  • URI: NAC-CESU Host. (PDF, 763 Kb)
  • Co‐production of Knowledge: NAC-CESU. Peter August, Judith Swift. (PDF, 7.0 Mb)

North Atlantic Coast CESU Annual Meeting
June 12, 2013

Meeting Notes (PDF, 173Kb)


PowerPoint Presentations

  • National Park Service: Update, New Initiatives. Charles Roman. (PPT, 5.7 Mb)
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM): New Member Presentation. Mary C. Boatman. (PPT, 3.0 Mb)
  • North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative: Opportunities for collaboration with the CESU. Andrew Milliken. (PPT, 9.0 Mb)
  • Reconstructing Submerged Paleocultural Landscapes and Identifying Ancient Native American Archaeological Sites in Submerged Environments. John King, David Robinson, Doug Harris. (PDF, 4.7 Mb)
  • Appalachian Trail Decision Support System: Federal agency and university collaboration. Peter August. (PPT, 4.4 Mb)
  • Hematodinium in the Context of Other Dinoflagellate Populations in the Maryland Coastal Bays. Joseph Pitula. (PPT, 3.2 Mb)
  • NAC-CESU Reporting Database. Roland Duhaime. (PPT, 7.1 Mb)

North Atlantic Coast CESU 2011 Annual Meeting

Meeting Notes (PDF, 36Kb)


North Atlantic Coast CESU 2009 Annual Meeting

Meeting Notes (PDF, 68Kb)