July 29th,2020

NOAA Releases 2020-2029 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Acidification Research Plan

NOAA has developed a 2020-2029 Ocean,Coastal and Great Lakes Acidification Research Plan  that builds upon acidification science accomplishments made in the last decade and responds to newly emerging requirements in this field. In coordination with international, interagency, and external academic and industry research partners, the present NOAA Acidification Research Plan aims to support science that produces well-integrated and relevant research results, tools, and products for stakeholders. 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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2020 Ocean Acidification Education Minigrant Program Funding Opportunity Now Open

Applications due April 3rd, 2020

The Ocean Acidification Program announces is now accepting applications for its 2020 education mini-grant initiative.Topics suitable under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) should fill needs identified in the NOAA Ocean Acidification Needs Assessment including: 

(1) Education and outreach products that incorporate data interpretation and/or visualization;

(2) Multimedia educational tools (such as video, infographics and apps); 

(3) Discrete hands-on lab modules that incorporate inquiry-based learning and align with Next Generation Science and/or Common Core Standards to be used in a formal education setting; and/or 

(4) Protocol or tools for ocean and/or coastal acidification citizen science programs.

Pending appropriation of funds, NOAA Ocean Acidification Program anticipates awarding between four and five education and outreach projects totaling $150,000 dollars in FY2020. Projects must have amaximum duration of two years.

Questions about the content of your submission can be directed to jennifer.mintz@noaa.gov

For information regarding your grant submission contact emily.osborne@noaa.gov.

Formal Notice of Funding Opportunity on grants.gov

Thursday, February 6, 2020
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February 6th, 2020, 12pmET

Alkalinity Fluxes and Geochemical Properties of Harris Creek Oyster Reef Cores

This virtual seminar will explore how calcium carbonate shells and shelly habitats are increasingly recognized as potential mitigation approaches for localized acidification effects, yet very little is known about the alkalinity and geochemical properties of intact oyster reefs. This research team collected cores of restored oyster reefs in Harris Creek, MD and measured alkalinity fluxes under controlled conditions, and sacrificed several cores for solid and fluid phase chemistry. The combined effects of a significant amount of calcium carbonate shells with anaerobic metabolism appear to be key in ensuring preservation of the reef shell core. In other words, a healthy population of live oysters generating biodeposits appears to be crucial to shell persistence in these otherwise thermodynamically marginal conditions for calcium carbonate preservation.

Register here: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/harriscreek/event/registration.html 

Monday, February 3, 2020
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Thursday, January 30, 12-1pm EST

New Insights into the Complexity of Estuarine Acidification Seminar

This virtual seminar will focus coupled a comprehensive measurement program to retrospective and future model simulations to quantify controls on estuarine acidification in Chesapeake Bay,a large estuarine complex with strong gradients of salinity, oxygen, metabolicrates, and bathymetry. Researched found that estuarine acidification may be even more complex (and interesting!) than originally posited, owing to self-buffering processes within macrophyte communities, connections of acidification rates to watershed management aimed at oxygen improvements, and a varying buffering of acidification through altered carbonate chemistry within freshwater sources. This new understanding presents both challenges and opportunities to managing future acidification along the coast.

 Please register at: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/testa/event/registration.html

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Letters of Intent Due January 24th, 2020

FEDERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Regional Vulnerability Assessments for Ocean Acidification

The Ocean Acidification Program is soliciting proposals for collaborative projects of up to 3 years in duration that synthesize ocean acidification information at a regional scale (e.g. Large Marine Ecosystem, large estuary or collection of small estuaries, and state or collection of states in US waters) to determine where societal vulnerabilities to ocean acidification exist or are emerging, in order to provide actionable information for marine resource decision makers. This funding opportunity will not support the collection of new chemical or ecological observations or species response data. Social science data collection is permitted.

Information about this opportunity can be found here:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=11.017 This grant is Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-OAP-2020-2006333.  Email Letters of Intent to erica.h.ombres@noaa.gov. Full proposals should be submitted through grants.gov

Important dates:  Letters of Intent are due January 24th and full proposals are due March 27th. 

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Monday, November 25, 2019
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