NOPP Y19 MBON Call for Proposals

The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) has announced calls for proposals for FY19. Proposals for the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) are solicited under Topic 2: Sustained observations of marine biodiversity for improved understanding of marine ecosystem responses to changing environmental conditions. Proposals should be built on pilot MBON project outcomes and must include participation from a Regional Association (like CeNCOOS!). If you have questions and questions or comments please contact Alex Harper or Henry Ruhl for more information.

The Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON), established in 2014, is a program aimed at sustained biodiversity observing in our oceans and great lakes. Marine biodiversity, in even the simplest definition as the variety of life in the Oceans, is a critical metric for maintaining ocean health. MBON is often summarized by the tagline, “Microbes to Whales”, which demonstrates the scope and challenge of observing biodiversity in our oceans. The program has also been an important testbed for developing rigorous standards in marine biological data management and establishing protocols and technologies for biological and ecological ocean observing. For more information on MBON visit:​

Check out the MBON Data Portal