The following is a list of projects (showing the project title and the lead PI and institution) funded under the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) in FY2009. Discussions on the contractual details of each award were initiated at the appropriate funding agency.
For abstracts of each project and the partners involved, click on the project title.
For annual project summary reports, please email the NOPP office at email@example.com.
Topic 1. Improving Wind Wave Predictions: Global to Regional Scales
Funding for these awards was provided by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Minerals Management Service (MMS).
- Ocean Wave Dissipation and Energy Balance (WAVE-DB): Toward Reliable Spectra and First Breaking Waves
Lead PI: Dr. Fabrice Ardhuin, Service Hydrographique et Oceanographique de la Marine
- Observation-based Dissipation and Input Terms for Spectral Wave Models, with End-user Testing
Lead PI: Dr. Alexander Babanin, Swinburne University of Technology
- Refined Source Terms in WAVEWATCH III with Wave Breaking and Sea Spray Forecasts
Lead PI: Dr. Michael Banner, The University of New South Wales
- Modeling Wind Wave Evolution from Deep to Shallow Water: Nonlinearity and Dissipation
Lead PI: Dr. Tim Janssen, San Francisco State University
- Nonlinear and Dissipation Characteristics of Ocean Surface Waves in Estuarine Environments
Lead PI: Dr. James Kaihutu, Texas Engineering Experiment Station/Texas A&M University
- TSA- A Two Scale Approximation for Wind-generated Ocean Surface Waves
Lead PI: Dr. William Perrie, Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Topic 2. Sensors for Measurement of Biological, Bio-Optical, Optical,
or Chemical Properties of the Ocean
Funding for these awards was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
- Development of an Integrated ISFET pH Sensor for High Pressure Applications in the Deep-Sea
Lead PI: Dr. Kenneth Johnson, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
- Next Generation of Advanced Laser Fluorescence Technology for Characterization of Natural Aquatic Environments
Lead PI: Dr. Alex Chekalyuk, Columbia University
- A Submersible Holographic Camera for the Undisturbed Characterization of Optically Relevant Particles in Water (HOLOCAM)
Lead PI: Dr. James Sullivan, WETLabs
- Integration of an Emerging Highly Sensitive Optical CO2 Sensor for Ocean Monitoring on an Existing Data Acquisition System, SeaKeeper 1000TM
Lead PI: Dr. Govind Rao, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
- Development of Autonomous Ammonium Fluorescence Sensor (AAFS) with a View Toward In Situ Application
Lead PI: Dr. Peter Ortner, University of Miami, RSMAS
- Development, Assessment and Commercialization of a Biogeochemical Profiling Float for Calibration and Validation of Ocean Color and Ocean Carbon Studies
Lead PI: Dr. Emmanuel Boss, University of Maine
Topic 3. Improving Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecasting
Funding for these awards was provided by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Minerals Management Service (MMS).
- Improving Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecastiing with Theoretically-Based Statistical Models
Lead PI: Dr. Wayne Schubert, Colorado State University
- Achieving Superior Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecasts by Improving the Assimilation of High-Resolution Satellite Data into Mesoscale Prediction Models
Lead PI: Dr. Chris Velden, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Augmentation of Early Intensity Forecasting in Tropical Cyclones
Lead PI: Dr. J. Scott Tyo, University of Arizona
- Data Assimilation and Predictability Studies for Improving Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecasts
Lead PI: Dr. Takemasa Miyoshi, University of Maryland
- Impacts of Turbulence on Hurricane Intensity
Lead PI: Dr. Yongsheng Chen, York University
- Initialization, Prediction, and Diagnosis of the Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones using the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator, ACCESS
Lead PI: Dr. Michael Reeder, Monash University
- A Unified Air-Sea Interface for Fully Coupled Atmospheric-Wave-Ocean Models for Improving Intensity Prediction of Tropical Cyclones
Lead PI: Dr. Shuyi S. Chen, University of Miami, and Dr. Isaac Ginis, University of Rhode Island