CFP: Human Dimensions of Global Change

Date: 
26 June 1998

Call For Proposals Relevant to the Human Dimensions of Global Change

The Climate and Global Change Program (C&GC) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a call for proposals in the Federal Register on June 16, 1998. Within NOAA's C&GC Program, the Economics and Human Dimensions of Climate Fluctuations element is soliciting research aimed at understanding how social and economic systems are currently influenced by fluctuations in climate (seasonal, interannual, and decadal), and how human behavior can be (or why it may not be) affected based on information about variability in the climate system. We are particularly interested in the extent to which probabilistic, early-warning climate forecast information can be incorporated into existing decision-making to affect adjustment and adaptation.

Projects should be comprised of analyses of the following: how decision processes are sensitive to climate variability; how decisions could incorporate climate information, particularly forecasts; the social and economic factors that enhance or impede the use of climate information; and the consequences of people changing their decisions based on climate information. Decision processes can be investigated at the individual, industry, sector or institutional level, and the climate information should be based on regional climate influences driven by global climate phenomena (e.g. ENSO events, North Atlantic Oscillation, Pacific Decadal Oscillation). For more information and a detailed information sheet, researchers are strongly encouraged to contact: Caitlin Simpson, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1225, Silver Spring, MD 20910; telephone: 301-427-2089 ext 47; or email: simpson@ogp.noaa.gov.

The full program announcement can be found at
<http://www.usalert.com/htdoc/usoa/doc/any/any/proc/any/fr06169801.htm>.

Letters of Intent are due on July 16, 1998, and full proposals are due on
September 30, 1998.

For more information and a detailed information sheet, researchers are
strongly encouraged to contact:

Caitlin Simpson
Program Manager
NOAA Office of Global Programs
1100 Wayne Ave., Suite 1225
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Ph: 301 427-2089 ext 47 Fax: 301 427-2082
E-Mail: simpson@ogp.noaa.gov