Notice of Intent: GPS Array for Mid-America – monitoring deformation in the New Madrid seismic zone

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Funding Opportunity ID: 323141
Opportunity Number: USGS-FA-20-0043
Opportunity Title: Notice of Intent: GPS Array for Mid-America – monitoring deformation in the New Madrid seismic zone
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): 15.808
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 17, 2019
Close Date: Dec 31, 2019
Last Updated Date: Dec 17, 2019
Award Ceiling: $523,590
Award Floor: $52,359
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Notice of Intent to award a cooperative agreement to the University of Memphis pursuant to the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) in support of the projectentitled "GPS Array for Mid-America – monitoring deformation in the New Madrid seismic zone". The main objective of the agreement is responsible for long-term monitoring of interseismic deformation for dynamic seismic hazard assessment and investigation of fault creep and transient phenomena, and use of real-time and near real-time data for earthquake likelihood forecasting, earthquake early warning, rapid response, and assessment of immediate postseismic motion of the New Madrid Seismic Zone via the University of Memphis Geodetic Network. The University of Memphis is uniquely qualified to carry out the objectives as they are the only USGS-supported geodetic network in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. University of Memphis has a well-developed network staff that is also of great benefit to this proposed study. The PI has been extensively involved with this effort as a geodetic network operator for the GAMA Network. In addition, specialized equipment is needed for monitoring and has been deployed by the University of Memphis 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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