The Marine Mammal Commission announces a request for proposals for projects focused on climate change effects on marine mammals. We are specifically interested in projects that:
  • Further our understanding of how climate change affects, either directly or indirectly, the reproductive performance, survivorship, abundance, or vital rates of marine mammals.


  • Advance science-based conservation interventions or management strategies to mitigate climate-change induced threats to marine mammals. Ideally, such approaches should be transferable across species and/or locations.

Understanding the effects of climate change requires longitudinal and cross-disciplinary data. Therefore, extra weight will be given to proposals that demonstrate use of, or contribution to, long-term datasets, archives, repositories, or emerging data technologies that are broadly available and accessible for future evaluations of change. The Commission will be accepting research proposals until April 13, 2022. For more information, visit our website.