2021 Request for Proposal
Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Research, Monitoring, and Action
Background and Schedule


Oregon’s coastal communities and economies depend on a thriving marine ecosystem. However, ocean acidification and hypoxia (OAH) are endangering Oregon’s ocean resources. The State of Oregon is committed to understanding, actively adapting to, and mitigating OAH, which requires strategic investments of funding. To address the risks and vulnerabilities caused by OAH, the state legislature and the Governor adopted the Oregon Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Action Plan 2019-2025 (the OAH Action Plan) and committed funding to guide State response efforts. Because Oregon is one of the first places to experience the impacts of OAH globally, these actions will help demonstrate that local actions are meaningful in fighting the global challenges of climate and ocean changes. 


The Oregon Ocean Science Trust (OOST), in consultation with the Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH Council), requests proposals for ocean and estuarine monitoring, applied research and management planning, and essential communications to address OAH. Through the passage of House Bill 3114 (HB 3114) by the Oregon legislature and the Governor’s signature in 2021, the State of Oregon has provided about $1,000,000 to implement priority actions from the OAH Action Plan. 


The table below represents a tentative RFP schedule of events. All times listed in Pacific Time. All dates listed are subject to change. 


RFP Release Dates

Projects 1-6, Appendices A and B: October 15, 2021

Project 7, Appendix C: November 5, 2021

Informational Webinars

Projects 1-6: October 22, 2021, 11:00am-1:00pm. A recording of this meeting can be found here.

Project 7: December 3, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm. The presentation can be found here.

A Question and Answer online session was held December 10, 2021 from 10am-11am. 

All Project Proposals (Projects 1-7, Appendices A-C) Due Date: December 21, 2021

UPDATE: Project proposals 4 and 5 due C.O.B. March 14, 2022.

Issue of Notice to Intent to Award: February 2022

Project Start Date (earliest): March 2022

Project Final Report: March 2024

State of OAH Symposiums:

Initial updates – Fall 2022

Midterm updates –  Fall 2023 

Final project presentation – Fall 2024