OPC Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Call 2014

California Sea Grant (CASG) is soliciting proposals to conduct research related to impacts of ocean acidification and hypoxia on California’s coastal ecosystems. CASG is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) on behalf of the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) (http://www.opc.ca.gov/), and in cooperation with OPC and the California Ocean Science Trust (OST) (http://calost.org).(…)

Funding is available from the OPC to begin to address research and monitoring needs relevant to managers’ questions about ocean acidification and hypoxia in California. Proposed projects may address ocean acidification or hypoxia, and proposals to examine the synergistic effects of acidification and hypoxia are encouraged. Specifically, proposals are requested that address one (or more) of the following topics:

  • Impacts of ocean acidification and/or hypoxia on organisms and ecosystems critical to California’s ocean stewardship.
  • Monitoring the local, dynamic nature of oxygen and/or carbonate chemistry in California coastal waters with precision and accuracy and in accordance with community standards.
  • Understanding the impacts of local or regional forcing on the carbonate chemistry of coastal waters.

Projects proposed should be for no more than one (1) year in duration, starting on 15 September 2014, and should request funds in the range of $50,000-$80,000 maximum (to include indirect costs, see section IV.D). CASG and OPC expect to issue 2-3 awards. (…)

Proposals must be submitted using eSeaGrant, which is CASG’s electronic proposal submission system. Proposers can register to use eSeaGrant at https://eseagrant.ucsd.edu/RFP/proposals/cpanel_login.php

Proposals must be received by 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time on 25 June 2014. At that moment eSeaGrant will be locked and no further input will be allowed.

Project Leaders should register for an eSeagrant account if they do not already have one. The registration process will generate an email with a randomized password. Please use the email entered during the registration process and the password sent in the registration email to log-in to eSeagrant. Once logged in successfully, applicants can change the eSeagrant password.

To create a new application, please “choose a new project” and select “OPC Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia 2014”. A new page with instructions will appear. To navigate through eSeagrant, please click on the arrows appearing on the right side of the window.

eSeagrant provides separate pages to fill out a project summary, budget, budget justification, and current and pending support. These pages may require additional calculations and pop-up pages, so please allow your browser to display pop-up windows and enable JavaScript.

eSeagrant provides a section to upload cover sheet(s), project narratives and support letters, if any. These pages must be converted to PDFs before uploading to eSeagrant. Any support letters must be consolidated into one PDF.

Upon submission of your completed proposal, a confirmation email will be sent, indicating receipt of the proposal package. If a confirmation email is not received within 24 hours, please contact Sea Grant (see below) via telephone ASAP to confirm status of proposal submission.

For questions regarding the eSeagrant system or if you have technical problems with submission, please contact Roberto Chavez at: (858) 534-4441 or rachavez@ucsd.edu. (…)

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