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Study of the Northern Alaska Coastal System (SNACS)

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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.

contribution to the Study of Environmental ARctic CHange (SEARCH)


This solicitation seeks proposals focused on the arctic coastal zone of Alaska (see below for details) addressing one or more aspects of two coupled themes:

  • How vulnerable are the natural, human, and living systems of the coastal zone to current and future environmental changes in the Arctic?
  • How do biogeochemical and biogeophysical feedbacks in the coastal zone amplify or dampen change locally and at the pan-arctic and global levels?

Particular emphasis should be placed on understanding how coastal ecosystems (including human societies) respond to change originating from outside of the strictly defined coastal region, and also on how responses in the coastal zone feed back to the larger arctic and global systems. This solicitation draws on the community planning embodied in the LSI (http://arctic.bio.utk.edu/screen_LSI_science_plan.pdf) and PACTS (http://www.laii.uaf.edu/pubs/PACTS_Plan_screen.pdf) science plans, but should not be considered a replacement for, or the full implementation of, either plan. The research efforts resulting from this competition are expected to be a partial contribution to the interagency Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH).

Program contacts

Neil R. Swanberg
Arctic Systems Sciences Program Director
nswanber@nsf.gov (703) 292-8029

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