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Division of Ocean Sciences

David L. Garrison
dgarriso@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7588

Candace O. Major
cmajor@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7597

Donald Rice
drice@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7708

Irwin Forseth
iforseth@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7862

Lori Stevens
losteven@nsf.gov, (703) 292-2994

Charles Amsler
camsler@nsf.gov, (703) 292-2461

Henrietta Edmonds
hedmonds@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8029

Anna Manyak
amanyak@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8474

Solicitation 13-586

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR 200). Please be advised that the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

The new National Ocean Policy calls for actions to improve understanding of and capacity to respond to ocean acidification, recognizing the potential adverse impacts of an acidifying sea upon marine ecosystems. 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, chemical and physical processes at the organismal level, and how such interactions impact the structure and function of ecosystems, e.g. through life histories, adaptive evolution, food webs, biogeochemical cycling, and interactions with other changes in the ocean (e.g., temperature, stratification, circulation patterns); and
  • Understanding how the earth system history informs our understanding of the effects of ocean acidification on the present day and future ocean.

The Ocean Acidification program is in its fifth and anticipated last year of competition. We expect this to be the last solicitation specifically targeting Ocean Acidification.

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