Program Update: National Oceanographic Partnership Program – March 2013
The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) Office is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), titled Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Effects Assessment and Monitoring.
Approximately $1.9 million in funding is available under this announcement in three main topic areas, including Fish Behavior and Mortality Around Hydrokinetic Turbines, Environmental Monitoring of MHK Projects, and Analysis of Environmental Effects of MHK Surrogate Technologies.
The goal of the funding opportunity is to better understand the impacts of these renewable energy technologies on the surrounding environment and ecosystems. Letters of intent (requested, but not required) are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 18, 2013, and full proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on May 16, 2013. The funding announcement can be found here, and more information on this announcement is available here.
Proposals continue to be accepted for the NOPP funding announcement in partnership with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), titled Advancing Air-Ocean-Land-Ice Global Coupled Prediction on Emerging Computational Architectures. Full proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. EST on April 12, 2013. Additional information on this announcement can be found here and here.
The committees and subcommittees supported by the NOPP Office continued to meet regularly. The Interagency Working Group on Ocean Partnerships (IWG-OP) met at Ocean Leadership on March 21 and continued to update their Strategic Plan, originally written in 2008 as a five-year plan.