March 7th Meeting of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP)

The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) will held a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The meeting will include discussions on ocean research, resource management, and other current issues in the ocean science and management communities. This meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public should […] Read more

Department of Interior Issues Presolicitation for “Deepwater Atlantic Habitats II” (DEADLINE: Fri, March 10, 2017 2PM EST)

Solicitation Number: M17PS00032 Agency: Department of the Interior Office: Minerals Management Service Location: Procurement Operations The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), on behalf of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has a requirement for a project entitled, “Deepwater Atlantic Habitats II: Continued Atlantic Research and Exploration […] Read more

“Sanctuaries MBON” Receives NOPP 2016 Excellence in Partnering Award

The National Oceanographic Partnership Program is pleased to announce the 2016 Excellence in Partnering award recipient: National Marine Sanctuaries as Sentinel Sites for a Demonstration Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON). Led by Dr. Frank Muller-Karger with the University of South Florida, the Sanctuaries MBON project seeks to provide near real-time information on the status and […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: January 2017

This month was a busy period for the NOPP Office, with activities ramping up to meet the opportunities of the New Year. This month, we were privileged to support: Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) teleconference webinar. The panel continued its discussions on developing ocean policy priorities for the new administration, as well as continuing tasking […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: November/ December 2016

In November, the NOPP Office awarded the 2016 Excellence in Partnering (EiP) Award to the project, National Marine Sanctuaries as Sentinel Sites for a Demonstration Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON).  The NOPP EiP award is meant to recognize the strong partnerships that have been built over time and acknowledge their important contributions to the U.S. […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: September/ October 2016

As the summer officially came to a close, the NOPP Office continued to provide support to the Interagency Working Group on Facilities and Infrastructure (IWG-FI) and the NOPP Committee. The IWG-FI remains focused on monitoring the status of the Federal fleet. The NOPP Committee is continuing to develop project ideas designed to encourage and enhance […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: July/ August 2016

The NOPP Office spent the summer continuing to improve the recently launched NOPP.org while also providing support to the NOPP Committee and the Interagency Working Group on Facilities and Infrastructure (IWG-FI). The IWG-FI remains focused on fleet status and modernization, and the NOPP Committee is busy developing new partnership opportunities in ocean research. The NOPP […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: June 2016

This June, the NOPP Office officially launched a completely redesigned version of its website, NOPP.org. We encourage all visitors to spend time exploring the new site, especially our newly searchable projects table and publications history. We welcome any feedback that may improve the functionality of our site. In addition to the website redesign, the NOPP […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: April/ May 2016

In the months of April and May, the NOPP Office provided support to the Interagency Working Group on Facilities and Infrastructure (IWG-FI) and to the NOPP Committee. The IWG-FI recently published an update to the 2013 Federal Oceanographic Fleet Status Report entitled Federal Fleet Status Report: Current Capacity and Near Time Priorities. The NOPP Committee […] Read more