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Marine Geology and Geophysics

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See PD 17-1620 for the latest version.

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.


The Marine Geology and Geophysics program supports research on all aspects of geology and geophysics of the ocean basins and margins, as well as the Great Lakes.

The Program includes:

  • Structure, tectonic evolution and volcanic activity of the ocean basins, the continental margins, the mid-ocean ridges, and island arc systems
  • Processes controlling exchange of heat and chemical species between seawater and ocean rocks
  • Genesis, chemistry, and mineralogic evolution of marine sediments
  • Processes controlling deposition, erosion and transport of marine sediments
  • Past ocean circulation patterns and climates and
  • Interactions of continental and marine geologic processes

Program contacts

Candace O. Major
cmajor@nsf.gov (703) 292-7597
Barbara Ransom
Program Director
bransom@nsf.gov (703) 292-7792 GEO/RISE
Deborah K. Smith
dksmith@nsf.gov (703) 292-7978 GEO/OCE
Maurice Tivey
mtivey@nsf.gov (703) 292-7710
Larry Peterson
lapeters@nsf.gov 703-292-2001
Andrea Portier
aportier@nsf.gov (703) 292-8474

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