Competition for a Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies

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Funding Opportunity ID:310662
Opportunity Number:NOAA-NESDIS-NESDISPO-2019-2005893
Opportunity Title:Competition for a Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):11.432
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Eligibility is limited to non-Federal public and private non-profit universities, colleges and research institutions that offer accredited graduate-level degree-granting programs in NOAA-related sciences.
Agency Code:DOC
Agency Name:Department of Commerce
Posted Date:Nov 29, 2018
Close Date:Jan 31, 2019
Last Updated Date:Nov 29, 2018
Award Ceiling:$40,000,000
Award Floor:$20,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$150,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description: The NOAA National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS) invites applications for the establishment of a new Cooperative Institute (CI) for Satellite Earth System Studies. This new CI shall undertake a wide range of NOAA activities, primarily supporting the following NOAA Line Offices and Program Offices: the NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) and National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI); the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research’s (OAR) Air Resources Laboratory and Climate Program Office; the National Weather Service (NWS); and the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS). The new CI will primarily support the NESDIS mission of providing secure and timely access to global environmental data and information from satellites and other sources in order to promote and protect the Nation’s security, environment, economy, and quality of life. This will be accomplished by assisting the NOAA science enterprise in transforming the ‘bits and bytes” received from satellites and other sources around the globe into information about the environment. The new CI must possess the breadth of expertise and resources necessary to conduct research and development activities that span sensor calibration to product validation, and application development to enable the transfer and visualization of information.
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