FY 10 Funding Opportunity: Environmental Protocols and Monitoring – Ocean Renewable Energy and Stewardship

FY ’10 Funding Opportunity

Developing Environmental Protocols and Monitoring to Support Ocean Renewable Energy and Stewardship

Study Opportunity Number: M10PS00152

Study Opportunity Description: Under the auspices of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) and The President’s Interagency Committee on Ocean Science and Resource Management Integration (ICOSRMI), the Environmental Studies Program of the Department of the Interior, (DOI), Minerals Management Service (MMS) solicits proposals in eight topic areas meeting the goal and purpose of the Partnership Program outlined in Title II, subtitle E, of Public Law 104-201. Any NOPP member agency may fund research in response to this BAA.

Approximately $6.5 M over three to five years may be available for this BAA, subject to availability and final approval by the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Partnerships (IWG-OP) for the ICOSRMI.


Generally, the topics in this BAA address needs for information regarding various aspects of renewable energy. Topics broadly include baseline environmental information gathering, identification and evaluation of best management practices and protocols, assessment of monitoring equipment, development of GIS tools, and the social and cultural implications of renewable development.

Where appropriate, consideration of coastal and marine spatial planning should be incorporated in the development of proposals.

For all topics, Offerors are encouraged to discuss integration of data with other ongoing data archiving and dissemination efforts of a similar nature [e.g. Census of Marine Life (COML), Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), National Biological Information Structure (NBII), Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)] to avoid duplication as appropriate. Proposals may address one or more topic areas.

Topic 1: Characterization & Potential Impacts of Noise Producing Construction & Operation Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)

Topic 2: Protocols for Baseline Studies and Monitoring for Ocean Renewable Energy

Topic 3: Physical Oceanography Field Study to Assess Potential Environmental Impacts of Prospective Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy-Generating Devices

Topic 4: Evaluation of Environmental Monitoring Technologies for Offshore Renewable Energy

Topic 5: Sub-Seabed Geologic Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Best Management Practices

Topic 6: Renewable Energy Visual Evaluations

Topic 7: Renewable Energy Capacity Inventory in Coastal Alaska

Topic 8: Ocean Renewable Energy Siting in the Context of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning



This BAA is open to all responsible sources, both domestic and foreign, qualified to receive awards in accordance with the FAR.

Team efforts are required among at least two of the following three sectors:

  • Academia,
  • Industry (including Non-Governmental Organizations – NGOs), and
  • Government (including State and Local)

Proposals must be received on or before 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday, 22 February , 2010.


Questions shall be directed to the Contracting Officer specified below:

Ms. Lisa A. Algarin
Contracting Officer
Minerals Management Service
Procurement Operations Branch
381 Elden Street, Mail Stop 2101
Herndon, VA 20170
Tel: (703) 787-1120
Fax: (703) 787-1041, ATTN: NOPP BAA
Email: Lisa [dot] Algarin [at] mms [dot] gov

To apply, visit: www.fedbizopps.gov