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Marine Geology and Geophysics (MG&G)

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Any proposal submitted in response to this funding opportunity should be submitted in accordance with the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. The NSF PAPPG is regularly revised and it is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets the requirements specified in this solicitation and the applicable version of the PAPPG. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Supports research on the geology and geophysics of the present ocean basins and margins, as well as of the Great Lakes.

Synopsis

The Marine Geology and Geophysics Core Program supports research on all aspects of the geology and geophysics of the present ocean basins and margins, as well as those of the Great Lakes.

The Program supports science that includes:

  • Structure, composition, tectonics, and evolution of the oceanic lithosphere
  • Paleoceanography, paleoclimate, and sea level change
  • Submarine volcanology, petrology and geochemistry of the oceanic crust and upper mantle
  • Marine hydrogeology, seeps and gas hydrates, water-rock interaction, and hydrothermal vent and fluid formation and geochemistry
  • Geochemical indicators of life operating below the seafloor
  • Marine sedimentology and coastal processes, stratigraphy, sediment transport, and diagenesis
  • Mid-ocean ridge spreading, back-arc rifting, transform processes, and ocean island/seamount formation and evolution
  • Submarine components of subduction zone systems and passive margins
  • Marine geohazards (e.g., earthquakes, faulting, mass wasting, geological aspects of tsunamis)

The Marine Geology and Geophysics Program is interested in supporting new ideas and cutting-edge research. It supports field, analytical, and laboratory experimental projects; methods development; modeling; and the re-analysis and/or synthesis of existing data.  The Program interfaces with NSF programs across the Geosciences and across the Agency. For proposals that cross between Programs, proposers should contact the relevant Programs to seek guidance on submission.

Program contacts

Daniel C. McCorkle
dmccorkl@nsf.gov (703) 292-4543 GEO/OCE
Kevin T. Johnson
ktjohnso@nsf.gov (703) 292-7442 GEO/OCE
Gail Christeson
gchriste@nsf.gov (703) 292-2952 GEO/OCE
Joseph Carlin
jcarlin@nsf.gov (703) 292-8562 GEO/OCE
Joseph E. Townsend
jotownse@nsf.gov (703) 292-4251 GEO/OCE

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