OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 6, Number 11

Funding opportunity

National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) and Interagency Committee on Ocean Science and Resource Management Integration (ICOSRMI)
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/ONR/ONR/09-037/listing.html AND http://www.onr.navy.mil/02/baa/
On behalf of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) and The President's Interagency Committee on Ocean Science and Resource Management Integration (ICOSRMI), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) solicits research proposals meeting the goal and purpose of the Partnership Program outlined in Title II, subtitle E, of Public Law 104-201. Any NOPP member agency may fund research in response to this solicitation.
Research proposals are solicited for two topics:
TOPIC 1: Improving Attachments of Electronic Data Loggers to Cetaceans, which includes two subtopics:
SUB-TOPIC 1a. Determining Causes of Tag Attachment Success and/or Failure, and SUB-TOPIC 1b. Case Studies to Determine the Short- and Long-term Physical, Physiological, and Behavioral Effects of Tags on Animals; and TOPIC 2: Improvements in High-Resolution, Tide-Resolving Global Ocean Predictions.
Up to $8 Million over four years may be available for this solicitation, subject to appropriation and final approval by the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Partnerships (IWG-OP) of the ICOSRMI. Team efforts are required among at least two of the following three sectors: Foreign institutions are eligible to apply for support under this BAA Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), Federal Laboratories and other Federal Entities may not be the Principal Investigators on proposals. Proposal deadline is 23 November 2009.

Technical Point of Contact for Topic 1:
Michael Weise, Program Officer
Marine Mammals & Biological Oceanography Program
Office of Naval Research - Code 32
One Liberty Center - Rm 1068
875 N. Randolph St. Arlington, VA 22203-1995
703.696.4533 office
703.696.2007 fax

Contracting point of Contact:
Susan M. Paolini, Senior Contracting Officer
875 North Randolph St., Suite 1425
Arlington VA 22203-1995
Phone 703-696-0554
Fax 703-696-3365
Email paolins@onr.navy.mil

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Send comments regarding this newsletter to the editor: Marinna Martini, mmartini@ieee.org