In 2019, the Commission launched its new and improved Survey of Federally Funded Marine Mammal Research. This online survey and data repository aids the Commission in fulfilling its duties under the Marine Mammal Protection Act by helping to identify gaps or overlaps in marine mammal research efforts or funding, to illuminate areas of strength in federal research investment, and to inform recommendations on needed agency actions and budget priorities.
The fiscal year (FY) 2021 preliminary results summary is now available on our website, and the Commission thanks all participating federal agencies for providing their information. Requests for additional information or details about federal marine mammal research and funding reported in FY 2021 can be made by contacting the Commission at The fiscal year 2022 data call will begin in mid to late October 2022.