February 1st, 2021

We're hiring! Program Specialist NOAA Ocean Acidification Program

The program specialist will be working with NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) to provide interagency affairs capacity in support of NOAA’s requirements under the Federal Ocean Acidification Research & Monitoring Act (FOARAM Act) and the Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020 Act (ICOOS Act).

Learn more here

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Categories: Happenings


Funding Opportunity: Addressing the impacts of multiple stressors on shellfish aquaculture through research/industry partnerships

The Ocean Acidification Program and National Sea Grant Office are now accepting letters of intent for projects to bolster understanding of  how acidification and other stressors will impact shellfish aquaculture by seeking applications that establish, continue, and/or expand collaborations between researchers and the shellfish aquaculture industry. Letters of intent are due December 15th, 2020.

More information can be found in the Notice of Funding Opportunity on grants.gov.

Monday, October 19, 2020
Categories: Happenings

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
Categories: Happenings

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

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
Categories: Happenings