Geospatial Modeling

The purpose of this notice is to solicit grant proposals from eligible organizations implementing activities that modernize and improve the National Spatial Reference System in Gulf Coast states.

Proposals submitted in response to this announcement should contribute to the beneficial public outcomes


associated with the following program priorities, which consist of; 1) enhancing infrastructure of geodetic control, coastal remote sensing data, terrestrial gravity measurements, and other physical datasets; 2) developing models, tools, and guidelines to access geodetic control and manipulate and analyze geodetic data; 3) supporting education, capacity building, and technology transfer; 4) coordinating through partnerships with local users (state and local governments, universities, and the public sector) and other partners in the region; 5) sharing environmental data and information, collected and/or created under NOAA grants/cooperative agreements, making it visible, accessible, and independently understandable to general users, free of charge or at minimal cost, in a timely manner, except where limited by law, regulation, policy, or by security requirements.This competition focuses on the geography of the Gulf Coast states.

Eligible funding applicants for this competition are institutions of higher education, state, local and Indian tribal governments.

All awards are subject to the availability of funds.
Agency: Department of Commerce

Office: Department of Commerce

Estimated Funding: $3,000,000

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Eligible funding applicants for this competition are institutions of higher education, state, local and Indian tribal governments.

This funding opportunity is limited to Gulf of Mexico States (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida) that are particularly vulnerable to the negative impacts of storms and geophysical processes like subsidence and erosion, and where there is an urgent and compelling need for improved geospatial information.

Federal agencies or institutions and foreign governments may not be the primary recipient of awards under this announcement, but are encouraged to partner with eligible applicants when appropriate.

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