Scientists, teachers, students, and laypersons are welcome to seek funding to test scientific hypotheses or address scientific questions based on OOI data.

The National Science Foundation encourages scientists to seek funding through its core science and technology programs. For information on NSF Ocean Sciences programs, please visit the NSF OCE homepage or the NSF OCE Active Funding Opportunities. For OOI program-specific proposal questions, scientists should reach out to NSF OOI representatives at

If you have technical questions about OOI data prior to submitting a proposal, please contact the HelpDesk to arrange to talk with OOI staff. Potential investigators can schedule an appointment to meet virtually with OOI Operations Staff to discuss technical requirements, testing, and any other questions regarding adding instrumentation onto the OOI arrays or using OOI data.

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