$2,500,000 allocated for research into the effects of ocean acidification

Document Type: Grants Notice Funding Opportunity Number: 12-600 Opportunity Category: Discretionary Posted Date: Aug 16, 2012 Creation Date: Aug 16, 2012 Original Closing Date for Applications: Dec 04, 2012    Full Proposal Deadline(s): December 04, 2012 Current Closing Date for…
Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: 12-600
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Aug 16, 2012
Creation Date: Aug 16, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications: Dec 04, 2012    Full Proposal Deadline(s): December 04, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications: Dec 04, 2012    Full Proposal Deadline(s): December 04, 2012
Archive Date: Jan 04, 2013
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Estimated Total Program Funding: $11,000,000
Award Ceiling: $2,500,000
Award Floor:
CFDA Number(s): 47.050  —  Geosciences
47.074  —  Biological Sciences
47.078  —  Polar Programs
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Eligible Applicants

Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Agency Name

National Science Foundation

Description

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, chemical 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 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.