NSF ocean acidification research funding opportunuty


Name Dir/Div Name Dir/Div
David  L. Garrison GEO/OCE  Candace  O. Major GEO/OCE 
Henrietta  Edmonds OD/OPP  Peter  Milne  
Donald  Rice GEO/OCE  William  E. Zamer  

Solicitation 12-500

Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 6, 2012

Regular Proposals, Research Coordination Networks (RCN), and EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals

The need for understanding the potential adverse impacts of a slowly acidifying sea upon marine ecosystems is widely recognized and included as a priority objective in the new National Ocean Policy. The effects of ocean acidification could significantly affect strategies for developing practices towards the sustainability of ocean resources. Basic research concerning the nature, extent and impact of ocean acidification on oceanic environments in the past, present and future is required. Research challenges include:

  • Understanding the geochemistry and biogeochemistry of ocean acidification;
  • Understanding how ocean acidification interacts with biological and physical processes at the organismal level, and how such interactions impact the structure and function of ecosystems, e.g. through life histories, food webs, biogeochemical cycling, and other interactions; and
  • Understanding how the earth system history informs our understanding of the effects of ocean acidification on the present day and future ocean.

Timely efforts to address these research challenges require fundamental research offered through this solicitation: (1) Regular research proposals, (2) Research Coordination Networks (RCN), and (3) EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER).

National Sciance Foundation, Web site and more information.

1 Response to “NSF ocean acidification research funding opportunuty”

  1. 1 andrew 19 November 2011 at 20:31

    I would like to know how to get funding for a boat to be on standby for any and all marine scientist any time they need it from any organization or any individual with a new idea on the ocean ecosystem. If the fate of the ocean is becoming important to everyone all should have easy access to it.

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