National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) FY2019 Broad Agency Announcement (CLOSED)

On behalf of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) solicits research proposals under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA #N00014-18-S-B007). Congress established NOPP via Title II, subtitle E, of Public Law 104-201 to promote the national goals of assuring national security, advancing economic development, protecting quality of life, and strengthening science education and communication by improving knowledge of the ocean. Over twenty agencies participate in the NOPP. They are identified on the NOPP website:

In this BAA, NOPP participants have identified seven ocean research and technology topics of mutual and emerging interest. Selected projects will be awarded and funded by individual agencies after the NOPP office, ONR and panels of experts conduct an evaluation of the full proposals under each topic. All successful offerors will be notified and the NOPP office will provide the 2019 NOPP project announcement on their website. Up to $27.3 million over three (3) years may be available for this solicitation, subject to appropriation, availability of funds and final approval by the participating NOPP agencies. NOPP funding will be dependent on proposal topic availability and individual agency policies, procedures, and regulations. There will be no classified work funded under this solicitation.

This document constitutes a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for awards on behalf of the NOPP, issued by the ONR Contact and Grants Awards Management Division, ONR Code 25 (or otherwise approved by Code 25) as contemplated in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.102(d)(2) and 35.016, the Department of Defense Grants and Agreements regulations (DoDGARS) 32 CFR 22.315(a) and DoD’s Other Transaction Guide for Prototypes Projects, USD(AT&L), OT Guide, Jan 2017. A formal Request for Proposals (RFP), solicitation, and/or additional information regarding this announcement will not be issued.

ONR will not issue paper copies of this announcement. ONR reserves the right to fund all, some, or none of the proposals received under this BAA. ONR provides no funding for direct reimbursement of proposal development costs. Technical and cost proposals (or any other material) submitted in response to this BAA will not be returned. It is the policy of ONR to treat all proposals submitted under this BAA as sensitive competitive information and to disclose their contents only for the purposes of evaluation.


  1. Federal Awarding Agency NameOffice of Naval Research, One Liberty Center
    875 N. Randolph Street Arlington, VA 22203-1995
  2. Funding Opportunity Title

National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) FY2019 Broad Agency Announcement

# BAA Topic Name Letters of Intent Due Date Full Proposal Due Date
1 CubeSat Sensors for Investigating Littoral Ocean

& Atmosphere Dynamics

Not Applicable December 21, 2018
2 Sustained observations of marine biodiversity for improved understanding of marine ecosystem responses to changing environmental conditions Not Applicable December 21, 2018
3 Advanced Sensor Technology November 2, 2018 January 18, 2019
4 Autonomous Profiling Floats for Investigating Tropical Pacific Ocean Biogeochemistry November 2,


January 18,


5 Improving Arctic Operational Forecasts

Arctic Observing System Simulation Experiments using Year of Polar Prediction data (Arctic OSSE)

November 2,


January 18,


6 New Approaches for Data Assimilation to Improve Operational Ocean Prediction November 2, 2018 January 18, 2019
7 Autonomous Mapping November 2,


January 18, 2019


Status: Closed – Announcements Pending

Posted Date: September 21, 2018

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