This is a notice of intent to award, applications will not be accepted for this agreement.
The objectives of this agreement are:
1) to train and assist NPS staff in deployment of a VEMCO Positioning System (VPS) system capable of triangulating acoustic transmitters and the operation of an
acoustic array centered around Buck Island Reef National Monument; 2) to train and assist NPS staff on fish surgery techniques used in transmitter deployment on fishes; 3) to train and assist NPS staff on acoustic telemetry data processing and analysis.
4) to provide UMass researchers the opportunity to collect acoustic telemetry data from the Buck Island Reef National Monument in the available window, capturing data critical for management of Monument fish populations.