Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)

To support projects aimed at the development and sustainability of a national and international integrated ocean observing system designed to collect, monitor and disseminate marine environment data in an interoperable, reliable, timely and user-specified manner by leveraging federal, regional and private-sector

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partnerships.

Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Zdenka S.

Willis, Director, NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System Program, 1315 East West Highway, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Telephone: (240) 533-9456 Carl Gouldman, Deputy Director, NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System Program, 1315 East West Highway, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Telephone: (240) 533-9456 Regina A.

Evans, Federal Program Officer, NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System Program, 1315 East West Highway, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Telephone: (240) 533-9468 Main Line and General Inquiries, NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System Program, 1315 East West Highway, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Telephone: (240) 533-9444.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Maritime Alliance Foundation, The $ 5,000   2017-10-012017-12-31
Maritime Alliance Foundation, The $ 5,000   2016-11-012016-11-30
Maritime Alliance Foundation, The $ 5,000   2015-11-012015-11-30
Eurogoos Org.internat $ 30,000   2015-09-012015-09-30
Maritime Alliance Foundation, The $ 5,000   2014-11-012014-11-30
National Academy Of Sciences $ 30,000   2010-04-012011-03-31
Gordon Research Conferences $ 10,000   2010-05-012010-11-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: IOOS released The Ocean Enterprise: A study of U.S. business activity in ocean measurement, observation and forecasting. This study is the first national-level assessment of private sector activity in this critical component of the blue economy, which helps deliver critical safety, economic, and environmental benefits across the board, advancing maritime commerce. Commercial and non-profit activity in this sector has not previously been examined as a stand-alone sector as it is scattered among numerous economic activities. By collecting this information into a single analysis, NOAA and other entities are better able to see opportunities for partnerships and innovation, as well as identifying information gaps. Fiscal Year 2017: IOOS, along with its federal partners, intends to fund cooperative agreements that continue the development and operation of the regional component of U.S. IOOS, a national sensor and evaluation program, a coastal ocean modeling testbed, marine biodiversity and animal telemetry networks, ocean technology transition and total water efforts. Fiscal Year 2018: IOOS intends to competitively fund projects for the Coastal Ocean Modeling Testbed, subject to the availability of funds, which advance new or existing solutions that address long standing and emerging coastal modeling, forecast product development, and data management challenges. IOOS will seek to fund projects ¬sufficiently mature for evaluation and transition to long term operations, focused on models, tools or products for which there are demonstrated operators and end users.

Uses and Use Restrictions

IOOS is working to link national and regional observations, data management and modeling to provide required data and information on local to global scales.

Assistance will be used to deliver the data and information needed to increase understanding of our oceans, coasts and great lakes, so decision makers can take action to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect the environment.

Uses will be in the following areas (1) Observations; (2) Data Management; (3) Modeling; (4) Research and Development; and (5) Education and Outreach.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Organizations and individuals with professional expertise in the sciences, engineering and economics that demonstrate how participation in the IOOS effort builds on and furthers the progress of observing system development funded by this agency.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Organizations and individuals with professional expertise in the sciences, engineering and economics that demonstrate how participation in the IOOS effort builds on and furthers the progress of observing system development funded by this agency.

Credentials/Documentation

Proposals with statements of work and estimated budgets. Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E ? Cost Principles. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.'An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.' If 'No' is selected: 'This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Awards are made on the basis of proposals evaluations, technical reviews and administrative reviews, if applicable.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009, 33 U.S.C 3601-3610., 33 U.S.C 3601-3610.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 210 to 240 days after the proposal submission deadline.

Appeals

N/A.

Renewals

Extension requests will be considered by the federal program office only if the recipient has submitted all required performance reports. At least sixty days prior to the end of the award, recipients must discuss with their federal program officer expected reprogramming and extensions requests. After preliminary negotiation on proposed projects and extensions, formal written reprogramming and extension requests should be received by the federal program office 45 days prior to the end date of the award. The federal program office will not recommend approval for any retroactive extension request (received after the end date of the award). Recipients should make every effort to submit one extension request for all projects needing an extension (when possible, multiple extension requests should be avoided). With sufficient justification, the federal program office will recommend approval of a six-month extension for the first extension request. First time or cumulative extension requests for more than six months but less than 12 months, will need more compelling justification as to why the project was not completed on time or could not be completed within the first six-month extension. Although the federal program office discourages extensions of more than 12 months, the federal program office will recommend approval in cases where the funds are already obligated. Renewal of an award to increase funding or extend the period of performance is at the total discretion of the Department.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Support for projects may be provided for periods up to 5 years in annual increments. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released as required and agreed to in the Standard Terms and Conditions document applicable to each grant.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

The Federal Financial Report, Standard Form (SF) 425, and Performance Progress Reports are required semi-annually.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F ? Audit Requirements,' nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program- specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Records will be retained in accordance with 2 CFR 200.

Financial Information

Account Identification

13-1450-0-1-306.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $29,177,929; FY 17 est $30,394,973; and FY 18 est $30,394,973

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Estimate not available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Allowable costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 200. Further guidelines are outlined in Department Administrative Order 203-36, dated May 15, 1985 (Department of Commerce Grants Administration) and also the NOAA Grants and Cooperative Agreement Policy Manual.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Zdenka S. Willis, Director, NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System Program, 1315 East West Highway, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Telephone: (240) 533-9456 Carl Gouldman, Deputy Director, NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System Program, 1315 East West Highway, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Telephone: (240) 533-9456 Regina A. Evans, Federal Program Officer, NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System Program, 1315 East West Highway, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Telephone: (240) 533-9468 Main Line and General Inquiries, NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System Program, 1315 East West Highway, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Telephone: (240) 533-9444.

Headquarters Office

Zdenka S. Willis 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Phone: 301-427-2420

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals are subject to office evaluations, technical reviews, administrative reviews, and externals reviews, if applicable, taking into consideration primarily scientific merit and application to the goals of NOAA and the relevant federal program office.


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