2013 CCIWG NASA ROSES Carbon Cycle Research Awards announced

October 3, 2014
Washington, D.C.


The NASA-Research Opportunities in Science of Earth and Space (NASA-ROSES) Carbon Cycle Science Solicitation, produced in collaboration with members of USGCRP's Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG) was released on 2/14/2013. Proposals to improve the understanding of changes in the distribution and cycling of carbon among the active land, ocean, and atmospheric reservoirs and how that understanding can be used to establish a scientific foundation for societal responses to global environmental change were sought. Alignment with the research agenda of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), and, specifically, its U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program, as well as the goals and objectives of the individual CCIWG agencies participating in this joint solicitation was emphasized in this solicitation which can be accessed via this link.

All the awards from the participating CCIWG agencies have now been announced collectively. Please see the official announcement below. 

Cross-posted from NASA.gov:

NASA Science Mission Directorate Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences – 2013 NNH13ZDA001N A.5

Updated October 3, 2014

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) solicited proposals for Carbon Cycle Science investigations within the NASA Earth Science Program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (AFRI), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Terrestrial Ecosystem Science Program, and the Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) Program within NOAA's Climate Program Office. Proposals were requested for research and/or applied science investigations aimed at addressing six specific research themes. The six research themes solicited and the agencies participating in each of them were:

1. Carbon research in critical regions, specifically: Arctic-boreal regions, tropics, and high latitude oceans (NASA, DOE, USDA);

2. Carbon dynamics along terrestrial-aquatic interfaces, including land-ocean, land-freshwater, and coastal ocean regions (USDA, DOE, NASA);

3. Belowground carbon processes and soil carbon (USDA, DOE);

4. Carbon dynamics within urban-suburban-forested-agricultural landscapes


5. The impact of rising CO2 on aquatic ecology (NASA); and

6. Carbon cycle science synthesis research (NASA, USDA, DOE)

NASA received a total of 381 compliant Step-1 proposals and encouraged 308 for submission of Step-2 proposals.  A total of 235 compliant Step-2 proposals was received.  Forty one proposals were selected for funding.  The combined total funding provided by NASA, DOE, USDA, and NOAA for these investigations is approximately $37 million over three years.  The selected investigations are listed here. The Principal Investigator, institution, investigation title, agency providing the funding, and a project summary are provided. Co-investigators are not listed.