May 31, 2019

Amendment 11 releases final text for program element A.11 Sea Level Change Science Team.

Rising seas are one of the most disruptive consequences of climate change, impacting highly-populated coastal communities. Understanding the physical processes behind these changes is key to predicting the potential impact of rising seas and extreme events on coastal communities, the national and global economy, and is recognized as one of the Grand Challenges of our time by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). To address this challenge, NASA has assembled a multi-disciplinary Sea Level Change Science Team (N-SLCT) consisting of leading experts in the fields of oceanography, geodesy, cryosphere, hydrology, modeling, statistics, and science communication. Building on the progress of the previous N-SLCT, NASA is soliciting proposals to continue the work of the Team in order to:

  • Provide observational evidence of sea level change with improved accuracy
  • Quantify contribution of underlying physical mechanisms of sea level variability
  • Develop projections of global and regional relative sea level change on various time horizons
  • Synthesize disciplinary results enabling a Team product

Notices of intent to propose are requested by September 26, 2019, and the due date for proposals is October 31, 2019.

The points of contact concerning this program are Nadya Vinogradova-Shiffer, who may be reached at and Eric Lindstrom, who may be reached at