NSF “Dear Colleague” Letter to encourage the use of long-term datasets

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) recently issued a “Dear Colleague” letter (DCL) to stimulate the use and reuse of long-term environmental data sets, such as that generated by the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). Other examples of multidisciplinary data sets/projects include:

  • Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT)
  • Arctic Observing Network (AON)
  • Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS)
  • Centers for Transformative Environmental Monitoring Programs (CTEMPs)
  • Critical Zone research (CZ)
  • National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
  • Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB)
  • Long-term Ecological Research (LTER)

To learn more about this DCL opportunity (NSF 24-081), its goals and how to respond, please visit the NSF website.