NOPP Program Update: December 2017

n December, NOPP continued processing and reviewing proposals submitted in response to the 2018 BAA. Staff members from the NOPP Office exhibited at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The NOPP booth will be exhibiting at the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting in February. Please stop by for new NOPP literature and information […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: November 2017

ovember was a busy month at NOPP. The NOPP Committee met to vote for this year’s winner of the Excellence in Partnering Award, as well as to discuss proposal reviews for the 2018 BAA and potential topics for the 2019 BAA. The Biodiversity Ad Hoc Working Group met to give updates on biological observing and […] Read more

GoMMAPPS Event at the 2018 GoMOSES Conference

he Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GoMMAPPS) will host a workshop on February 5th at the 2018 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference (GoMOSES). The GoMMAPPS study is a multi-agency partnership program to improve information on protected species in the Gulf of Mexico and provide a comprehensive assessment […] Read more

NOPP Project Presents at the 2017 Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Week

uring the annual Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Week in Washington D.C. representatives from the NOPP project, Marine Biodiversity Observation Network, held a side event to discuss new strategies and tools for earth observations. The two-hour side event explored evolving strategies being implemented by MBON projects and partner organizations to integrate biological observations into ocean observing systems […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: October 2017

During the month of October, the Federal Renewable Ocean Energy Working Group met to discuss updates to the National Ocean Policy and current topics relating to renewable energy. The Interagency Working Group on Facilities and Infrastructure also met to discuss the status of the federal ocean fleet.   Several interesting presentations occurred during October, including […] Read more

Attention Topic 3 Proposers: Important Topic 3 Information

N00014-17-S-B016 National Oceanographic Partnership Program Amendment 0001 The purpose of Amendment 0001 to BAA N00014-17-S-B016 is to notify potential offerors of a technical issue regarding Letter of Intent submissions and to update the deadlines and response dates for Topic 3. The deadlines and response dates for Topics 1 and 2 remain unchanged. If you have […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: September 2017

In September, representatives from the NOPP office attended the OCEANS 17 MTS/IEEE OES Conference in Anchorage, Alaska. Staff will also be attending the American Geophysical Union 2017 Fall Meeting in December, and the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting in February of next year. Please stop by our booth for new NOPP literature and information about the program. Representative […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: August 2017

The NOPP office welcomed two new staff members this month: Charna Meth as Program Manager, and Carolyn Groves as Program Coordinator.   In August, representatives from the NOPP office attended the Ecological Society of America 2017 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, and the American Fisheries Society 2017 Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida. Staff will be attending three more […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: July 2017

On July 14th, the NOPP Program was excited to publish the 2018 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA #N00014-17-S-B016). The BAA solicits research proposals within three ocean research and technology topics of mutual and emerging interest to numerous federal agencies. The BAA may fund up to $18.5 million for research projects lasting up to five years. The three […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: June 2017

This month, the NOPP Office attended the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s Capitol Hill Oceans Week (CHOW). Over the three-day conference, panels discussed: the role of social media in communicating science; the past, present, and future of NOAA programs from the perspective of previous NOAA administrators; conversation with emerging environmental leaders on how to create actionable […] Read more