Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Gulf Coast CESU

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Gulf Coast CESU: The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research in development of a simple, inexpensive photometer device capable of measuring pH with high accuracy. A large fraction of the CO2 released to the atmosphere each year (approximately one quarter) enters the ocean. This oceanic uptake of CO2 has profound consequences for the global ocean. In a process widely known as `ocean acidification¿, nearly every CO2 molecule entering the surface ocean from the atmosphere produces a hydrogen ion. This acidification process reduces pH, reduces calcium carbonate saturation states, alters the speciation of many chemicals, and has been shown to have myriad biological effects. A particularly important problem associated with ocean acidification is that, while it is widely acknowledged that observations of pH are essential context for a wide range of modern-day biogeochemical investigations, facile measurement of seawater pH on broad spatial scales and finely resolved temporal scales has proven to be problematic. Furthermore, measurements of pH in salinity ranges from freshwater to seawater, as is typical in estuaries and coastal areas, has been hampered by lack of inexpensive, versatile instrumentation and calibration issues. Spectrophotometric devices capable of measuring pH with high accuracy are typically expensive, Ion Selective Field Effect Transistor devices (ISFETs) are expensive and require frequent calibration, and glass electrodes, although relatively inexpensive, require frequent calibration and are frequently unreliable.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Gulf Coast CESU
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: G14AS00131
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.808
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2014
Posted Date: Aug 4, 2014
Creation Date: Aug 4, 2014
Archive Date: Nov 4, 2014
Total Program Funding: $45,062
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESU¿s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Gulf Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.

Grant Announcement Contact
Faith Graves, 703-648-7356

Geological Survey 703-648-7344
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