The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Arctic and Global Prediction Program invites planning letters for research to be funded beginning in FY14 (starts 1 October 2013).
Planning letter deadline: Friday, 22 March 2013
The Arctic and Global Prediction Program is motivated by the rapid decline in summer ice extent that has occurred in recent years. This has prompted renewed Department of Navy interest in understanding and predicting the arctic physical environment at a variety of time and space scales. The ability to predict the location of the ice edge, the space-time evolution of the ice cover, and the ice thickness will be particularly critical to safe naval operations in the Arctic. To achieve this, models integrating the ocean, waves, ice and atmosphere must be able to represent the physical processes, interactions and feedbacks involved in the seasonal evolution of ice extent, area, thickness and volume. Consequently, the program has three focus areas:
The Arctic and Global Prediction Program is always interested in receiving planning letters for research that addresses these focus areas. However, for funding beginning in FY14 the program is particularly interested in the following topics:
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