Notice of Intent: Regional and Urban Seismic Monitoring: Wasatch Front, Utah, and Neighboring Intermountain West Region

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Funding Opportunity ID: 323013
Opportunity Number: USGS-FA-20-0036
Opportunity Title: Notice of Intent: Regional and Urban Seismic Monitoring: Wasatch Front, Utah, and Neighboring Intermountain West Region
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 11, 2019
Close Date: Dec 25, 2019
Last Updated Date: Dec 11, 2019
Award Ceiling: $8,112,000
Award Floor: $811,200
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Notice of Intent to award a cooperative agreement to the University of Utah pursuant to the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) in support of the project entitled "Regional and Urban Seismic Monitoring: Wasatch Front, Utah, and Neighboring Intermountain West Region". The main objectives of the agreement are:operating and maintaining seismic stations and associated station metadata of the University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) network, that meet ANSS standards, ensuring delivery of station waveform data and accurate station metadata to other ANSS networks and ANSS designated archives, adhering to the implementation of ANSS approved software standards to ensure efficient flow of data and information for robust delivery of ANSS products and services and interoperability, producing authoritative catalogs of earthquake source parameters and other ANSS products and services that meet ANSS standards, contributing to the operation and development of the Station Information System (SIS), working with ANSS and the NIC toward using or populating SIS for station inventory control and description and maintenance of station metadata and coordinating seismic monitoring activities with ANSS management and ANSS participants. University of Utah’s unique qualifications are essential to the successful and efficient accomplishment of the continuing monitoring of earthquakes in the Intermountain West region, with particular emphasis on the populated areas close to the Wasatch Fault, and a separate network monitoring the Yellowstone volcanic complex. The principal investigators have unique and superior expertise regarding seismicity and deformation in their regions. University of Utah has a well-developed network staff that is also of great benefit to this proposed study. The PIs have been extensively involved with this effort as seismic network operators. In addition, specialized equipment is needed for monitoring and has been deployed by University of Utah 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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