2021 Request for Proposal
Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Research, Monitoring, and Action
Review Process

The OOST and the OAH Council will prioritize projects that engage Oregonians in OAH science, monitoring, and communications. The OOST and the OAH Council both have a broad mandate to advance ocean conservation issues in support of the Oregon OAH Action Plan, and other statewide ocean planning documents, for the benefit of all Oregonians. Embedded within these mandates are commitments to reach out and engage underserved and under-resourced people and communities who have not traditionally participated in ocean change issues in the past due to various barriers and perceptions, including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disabilities, or other cultural, religious, or economic status, and other considerations as listed in the 2021 Oregon Climate Equity Blueprint.

 

Proposals will be evaluated by a Proposal Review Team consisting of members of the OOST advisory board and the OAH Council, as well as other regional ocean science and community experts. Proposals will be evaluated using a scoring rubric based on the following general guidelines: 

 

  • Quality of the submitted management, research, or educational rationale and its applicability to the State OAH Action Plan needs and goals;

  • Proposal’s geographical area of study focusing on filling regional spatial data gaps;

  • Potential for leveraging current and future work;

  • Application considerations for local and regional management and other planning needs, including those of tribes, local governments, and state agencies; and

  • Engagement with underserved or under-resourced  people and communities who have not traditionally participated in ocean change issues in the past due to various barriers and perceptions.

 

During the proposal review process, review panel members may seek expert review of proposals, or a portion of proposals. However, only review panel members will be responsible for scoring each proposal based on criteria established prior to the announcement of the RFP.