Climate variability and change present society with significant economic, health, safety, and security challenges.
As part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate portfolio within the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the Climate Program Office (CPO)
addresses these climate challenges by managing competitive research programs through which high-priority climate science, assessments, decision-support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities are funded to advance our understanding of the Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application and use of this knowledge to improve the resilience of our Nation and its partners.
Through this announcement, CPO is seeking applications for eight individual competitions in FY2 3. Several of these competitions are relevant to four high-priority climate risk areas CPO is focusing on to improve science understanding and/or capabilities that result in user-driven outcomes:
Coastal Inundation, Marine Ecosystems, Water Resources, and Extreme Heat.
More information about CPO’s Climate Risk Areas Initiative can be found at https://cpo.noaa.gov/News/ArtMID/7875/ArticleID/1945/NOAA%E2%80%99s-Climate-Program-Office-launches-Climate-Risk-Areas-Initiative.
NOAA, OAR, and CPO require applicants and awardees to support the principles of diversity and inclusion when writing their proposals and performing their work; indeed, applicants will be evaluated, in part, on how well principles of diversity and inclusion are addressed.
Diversity is defined as a collection of individual attributes that together help organizations achieve objectives.
Inclusion is defined as a culture that connects each employee to the organization.
Promoting diversity and inclusion improves creativity, productivity, and the vitality of the climate research community in which CPO engages.