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Geosciences Open Science Ecosystem (GEO OSE)

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Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Supports the improvement and democratization of access to open-science resources in the geosciences — with a focus on increasing access to data, physical collections, software, advanced computing and other resources.


The Geosciences Open Science Ecosystem (GEO OSE) program seeks to support sustainable and networked open science activities to foster an ecosystem of inclusive access to data, physical collections, software, advanced computing, and other resources toward advancing research and education in the geosciences. The purpose of this support is to broadly enable geoscientists to leverage expanding information resources and computing capabilities to address interdisciplinary grand challenge research questions at the forefront of the geosciences.

Priority goals for GEO OSE are to: (i) improve the openness and scientific value of the existing network of cyberinfrastructure resources in the geosciences and related fields, such as data repositories, open-source software communities, and shared computing resources (e.g., high-performance and cloud computing), including via alignment on and adoption of common data and metadata standards that advance access and interoperability; (ii) democratize access to cyberinfrastructure capabilities that enable innovative geosciences research and education, including by advancing cloud-based approaches and workflows; (iii) strengthen the capacity of current and future geoscientists to access, utilize, and collaborate within the growing ecosystem of open science resources; and (iv) contribute to advancing open science principles within the geosciences, including (but not limited to) the FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable), the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, and Ethics), and the TRUST Principles for digital repositories (Transparency, Responsibility, User focus, Sustainability, and Technology), as well as Reproducibility and Replicability.

Program contacts

Raleigh L. Martin
ramartin@nsf.gov (703) 292-7199 GEO/EAR
Allen J. Pope
apope@nsf.gov (703) 292-8030 GEO/OPP
Maria P. Womack
mwomack@nsf.gov (703) 292-2620 GEO/AGS
Sean C. Kennan
skennan@nsf.gov (703) 292-7575 GEO/OCE
Alejandro Suarez
alsuarez@nsf.gov (703) 292-7092 CISE/OAC
Eva E. Zanzerkia
ezanzerk@nsf.gov (703) 292-4734 GEO/EAR
Marc Stieglitz
mstiegli@nsf.gov (703) 292-4354 GEO/OPP
Eric DeWeaver
edeweave@nsf.gov (703) 292-8527 GEO/AGS
Joseph Carlin
jcarlin@nsf.gov (703) 292-8562 GEO/OCE

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