Applications open: GOA-ON in a Box kit

Deadline for submissions: 2 August 2023

Applications are open for another round of GOA-ON in a Box kits in the Pacific Islands in partnership with the Pacific Islands Ocean Acidification Centre (PIOAC) and with the support of NOAA, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and a suite of OA experts! Please help us share this opportunity or consider applying if you meet the criteria and are ready to ready to initialize or bolster your own ocean acidification monitoring program.

Thus far, The Ocean Foundation (TOF) has distributed 22 GOA-ON in a Box kits to research teams around the globe, including 12 in the Pacific Islands. This kit, valued at around $25,000 USD, supports high-quality measurements of carbonate chemistry by comprising everything that is needed–down to the specialized rubber bands–to collect samples for laboratory analysis and conduct field research following established best practices. This award also includes a travel stipend to obtain hands-on training at PIOAC in Suva, Fiji and a stipend to support research activities over two years. 

Organizations (including academic/place of education, governmental, or non-governmental institutions) in the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam are eligible, and the applicant team should demonstrate their existing knowledge of ocean acidification. To learn more about this opportunity, eligibility criteria, and how to apply, please follow this link. For a downloadable application template to use for drafting purposes, please follow this link. Any questions may be asked here or directed to The Ocean Foundation at

TOF and PIOAC will be hosting an informational webinar on July 14th, 2023 11:00AM FJT – 12:00PM FJT on this Zoom link. We’ll be reviewing what’s in a GOA-ON in a Box kit, the kinds of research questions that can be asked with it, the additional support kit recipients will receive, and how to apply. Bring any and all questions about the application form, eligibility, and research planning questions.

Kaitlyn Lowder, The Ocean Foundation, 3 July 2023. More information.

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