Program Update – August 2010
For funding beginning in FY 2011, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) welcome research proposals on Marine Mammal Detection and Monitoring. The partner agencies are particularly interested in new technologies and systems to detect, identify, locate, and track marine mammals within a specified area with a high level of confidence. Proposals may address one or more of the following topic areas:
Topic 1: Detection, Classification and Localization Algorithms
Topic 2: Active Acoustic Monitoring
Topic 3: Database Services and Computational Capacity
Topic 4: Novel Use of Existing Technologies
Applicants are invited to submit proposals for one or more of these topic areas. The deadline to apply is November 23, 2010 at 2 p.m. EDT. For more information, please visit http://www.onr.navy.mil/~/media/Files/Funding-Announcements/BAA/10-024.ashx.
Eight projects were recommended for funding through NOPP under the FY 2010 BAA Developing Environmental Protocols and Monitoring to Support Ocean Renewable Energy and Stewardship. The partner agencies (BOEMRE, DOE, and NOAA) were impressed with the quality of the 59 proposals received. For more information on the eight projects that will be funded, please visit http://www.nopp.org/funded-projects/fy2010-projects/.
The NOPP Office will be hosting an exhibit at the MTS/IEEE Oceans 2010 conference that takes place from September 20-23, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. If you are headed to Oceans 2010, please visit the NOPP booth.