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The Ocean Biology & Biogeochemistry (OBB) program supports a number of Federal research objectives, e.g., the U.S. Global Change Research Program, which address aspects of Carbon Cycle and Ecosystem research from space, with a focus on understanding Earth’s aquatic environment and its role within the Earth System. The program is also responsive to the National Ocean Policy and its associated recommendations, and the science priorities of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program.

Overarching programmatic goals: >>

National Research Council 2017—2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space Community

Advance Planning activities:


  • OBB Research Announcement >>
    Step-1 proposals are due by February 13, 2017
    Step-2 proposals are due April 21, 2017

    Updated March 21, 2017
  • EXPORTS Final Implementation Plan is now available >>
    Posted October 18, 2016
  • Socioeconomics Benefits Solicitation Released. NOIs are requested by January 22, 2016. Proposals are due March 24, 2016. See More >>
    posted 12.07.2015
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