UOG researchers get Sea Grant funding

UOG Sea Grant’s mission is to integrate and apply research, extension, and education activities to sustain and develop island environments while integrating knowledge and cultural perspectives of the island’s people.

Two University of Guam researchers have been awarded $67,000 to fund research that will benefit regional fisheries management and watershed restoration.

According to a release, the UOG Sea Grant program has provided funding to Professors Peter Houk and Ujwalkumar Patil.

Houk will be working with partner agencies and scientists to develop a framework to improve fisheries management throughout Micronesia.

In addition, Patil and his team will analyze how vegetation can reduce land-based pollution into waterways, which may potentially identify ways to protect and restore the island’s watersheds.

Following this award, the UOG Sea Grant program has also opened its competitive research funding for its 2020 cycle, which is open to researchers in organizations or post-secondary institutions in Guam, the CNMI, and the FSM.

Between $10,000 to $40,000 in funding per project will be made available and the deadline to submit research proposals is Nov. 15, 2019.

For more information, call 735-5631.