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Division of Ocean Sciences


Ocean Acidification  (OA)


This program has been archived.

CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
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   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  13-586

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Archived


SYNOPSIS

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.


What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

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