Notice of Intent: ANSS products and dissemination for Alaska

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Funding Opportunity ID: 322911
Opportunity Number: USGS-FA-20-0032
Opportunity Title: Notice of Intent: ANSS products and dissemination for Alaska
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Natural Hazards
CFDA Number(s): 15.807
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOI-USGS1
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
U. S. Geological Survey
Posted Date: Dec 06, 2019
Close Date: Dec 20, 2019
Last Updated Date: Dec 06, 2019
Award Ceiling: $6,300,000
Award Floor: $630,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Notice of Intent is award a cooperative agreement to the University of Alaska Fairbanks pursuant to the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) in support of the project entitled "ANSS products and dissemination for Alaska". The main object operation and maintenance of seismic stations and associated station metadata of the Alaska Earthquake Center (AEC) seismic network. The University of Alaska’s unique qualifications are essential to the successful and efficient accomplishment of the continuing monitoring of earthquakes in Alaska, a high seismic hazard region with a subduction zone, active volcanoes, and high levels of crustal seismicity. The principal investigators have unique and superior expertise regarding seismicity and deformation in their regions. Specialized equipment is needed for monitoring and has been deployed by University of Alaska in the regions of monitoring. Some of the field sensors and central recording and computing equipment is university-owned and would not be available to another source. Furthermore, data from the instruments is transmitted to the universities’ facilities and relocation of the data receiving point and telemetry equipment would be costly and time-consuming.
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