NSF Solicitation Announcement - Coastal SEES

3 November 2013

Solicitation Announcement
Coastal SEES
National Science Foundation

Full proposal deadline: 21 January 2014

For further information, and a link to the full proposal, please go to:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released Program Solicitation
NSF 14-502, entitled 'Coastal Science, Engineering, and Education for
Sustainability' (SEES). The proposal deadline is 21 January 2014, at
5:00 p.m. proposer's local time. The full solicitation may be found by
clicking on the '14-502' link at:

Coastal SEES is focused on the sustainability of coastal systems. For
this solicitation, NSF defines coastal systems as the swath of land
closely connected to the sea, including barrier islands, wetlands,
mudflats, beaches, estuaries, cities, towns, recreational areas, and
maritime facilities; the continental seas and shelves; and the overlying

Humans benefit from their use of coastal environments for enjoyment,
dwelling, food, industry, and commerce, and benefit from the myriad of
ecosystem services that coastal environments provide. However, human
activities often result in physical, chemical, and ecological
alterations that influence and interact with natural state and
variability, over a range of spatial and temporal scales. A major
challenge is to understand the dynamics of this coupled human-natural
system in order to inform societal decisions about the uses of coastal
systems, including for economic, aesthetic, recreational, research, and
conservation purposes.

Scientific understanding is foundational and must include an
understanding of reciprocal feedbacks between humans and the natural
environment; how people and organizations interpret, assess, and act
upon scientific and other evidence; and how they weigh these
interpretations against other interests to influence governance and
decision-making. Thus, coastal sustainability relies on broad and
intimately interconnected areas of scholarship about natural and human
processes. Coastal SEES projects will be expected to lead to
generalizable theoretical advances in natural sciences and engineering
while, at the same time, integrating key aspects of human processes
required to address issues of coastal sustainability.

Full proposal deadline: 21 January 2014

For further information, and a link to the full proposal, please go to:

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