Promoting Partnerships in Oceanographic Research

The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) facilitates partnerships between federal agencies, academia, and industry to advance ocean science research and education. Through this collaboration, federal agencies can leverage resources to invest in priorities that fall between agency missions or that are too large for any single agency to support.

Since 1997, NOPP hasĀ funded over 200 projects that address our nation’s economic development, national security, quality of life, and science education. NOPP projects span a broad range of topics in oceanographic research, including environmental monitoring, ocean exploration, earth systems modeling, technology development, and marine resource management.