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Organization of Projects on Environmental Research in the Arctic (OPERA)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived.

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.


This solicitation seeks proposals for activities to foster and sustain collaboration among projects funded by NSF that contribute to the US arctic environmental change research effort. Many of these projects began during the International Polar Year (IPY) and are currently affiliated with the US Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) and the Arctic Observation Network. Others are supported outside of the auspices of SEARCH and IPY.  The project or projects supported through this solicitation will provide resources to the scientific leadership that are needed to implement SEARCH's broad science agenda.  The scope covers SEARCH generally and its component parts, observing, understanding and responding. One key additional effort, which has gained prominence during the IPY, is needed to tie all these together: a robust and modern approach to managing and enabling discovery of Arctic scientific data.

Program contacts

Overall Lead-Neil R. Swanberg
nswanber@nsf.gov (703) 292-8029
Lead for observing-Martin O. Jeffries
mjeffrie@nsf.gov (703) 292-7442
Anna M. Kerttula de Echave
akerttul@nsf.gov (703) 292-7432
Erica Key
ekey@nsf.gov (703) 292-8029
William J. Wiseman
wwiseman@nsf.gov (703) 292-4750

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