MOSAiC – Announcement of Opportunity

Proposals are invited under a new research programme which will provide the opportunity for participation in the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) initiative.

This opportunity is in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and is expected to support up to six two-month berths on the MOSAiC expedition and associated research proposals that are compatible with the MOSAiC science and implementation plans. Up to £1·8 million is available from NERC for this call. The call deadline is 31st January 2018. Further information about this call is available on the NERC website here: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/funded/programmes/mosaic/news/ao/

Note: MOSAiC is a year-round international expedition into the central Arctic Ocean to explore the Arctic climate system. It has been designed by a consortium under the umbrella of the International Arctic Science Committee, led by AWI, the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (Russian Federation) and the University of Colorado. The focus of MOSAiC is on direct in-situ observations of the climate processes that couple the atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, bio-geochemistry and ecosystem. Further information about MOSAiC is available on the MOSAiC website: http://www.mosaicobservatory.org/