Predictive 3-Dimensional Model Using Avian Radar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota

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Funding Opportunity ID:334558
Opportunity Number:W9126G-21-2-SOI-4440
Opportunity Title:Predictive 3-Dimensional Model Using Avian Radar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota
Opportunity Category:Other
Opportunity Category Explanation:Request for Statements of Interest to identify potential investigators to use Predictive 3-Dimensional Model Using Avian Radar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota and to facilitate successful implementation of the 16USC670c-1 Sikes Act.
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):12.005
Eligible Applicants:Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:ELIGIBILITY: This funding opportunity is ONLY available for Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units under the Great Plains & Rocky Mountains Units.
Agency Code:DOD-COE-FW
Agency Name:Department of Defense
Fort Worth District
Posted Date:Jul 03, 2021
Close Date:Aug 02, 2021
Last Updated Date:Jul 03, 2021
Award Ceiling:$750,000
Award Floor:$206,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description:Project Title: Natural Resources Support – Predictive 3-Dimensional Model UsingAvian Radar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South DakotaResponses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potentialinvestigators for a project to be funded by the US Air Force which provides professional andtechnical support for Ellsworth Air Force Base (EAFB) in order to facilitate successfulimplementation of the 16 USC 670c-1 Sikes Act. Approximately $206,000 is expected to beavailable to support this project during the base period. There may be up to two additionaloption awards based on availability of funding.Background:The primary objective of the project is to use avian radar data collected on EAFB to develop amodel identifying BASH risk within the primary flight patterns and clear zones. The secondaryobjective is to quantify and evaluate the local habitat’s attractiveness to bird use and behavior.Note: Must be a non-federal partner in one of the CESU Units, referenced above, to be qualifiedfor considered.Brief Description of Anticipated Work:In order to perform this work successfully, the cooperator must have capabilities to support onsite goals and objectives at EAFB.The primary objective of the project is to use avian radar data collected on EAFB to develop amodel identifying BASH risk within the primary flight patterns and clear zones. The secondaryobjective is to quantify and evaluate the local habitat’s attractiveness to bird use and behavior.Specific objectives include:. Provide a visual representation of varying risk. Evaluate risk of areas adjacent to the primary flight paths. Assess and display time of day and seasonal risk variability. Identify wildlife high and low use areas as detected by radar. Build a discriminatory model to program EAFB Bird Detection Radar(BDR) software to display birds at the lowest possible taxonomic classificationNote: At this time we are only requesting that you demonstrate available qualifications andskills for performing similar or same type of work. You will be evaluated for request for aproposal based on skills, qualifications and certifications demonstrated in your SOI.Preference will be given to statements of interest that demonstrate experience withproducing models using bird detecting radar systems; a subset of that experience shallinclude knowledge and experience with developing software displays for analysis andvisualization of data collected from bird detecting radar systems, including experiencewith developing landscape scale wildlife models and design and analysis of long-termwildlife monitoring and experience with analyses of avian space use and 3-dimensionalmodeling, in the state of South Dakota.Period of Performance. The base period of performance is anticipated to be 18 months with 6months administrative Period of performance from date of award. The agreement will containone base year and up to two, one-year option year periods subject to the availability of funds.Note: A full study proposal and proposed budget are NOT requested at this time.Please send responses or direct questions to:Sandy JustmanGrants SpecialistUSACE Ft. Worth [email protected]: (817) 886-1073Kali EvansProject ManagerUSACE Omaha [email protected]: (402) 768-1048Timeline for Review of Statements of Interest: The RSOI is required to be posted for at least30 days prior to the Government making a decision and requesting full proposals. Responsesdue by 5:00 P.M., Central Time, on 2 AUG 2021.
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