Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU)

May 10, 2017

BOEM Funding Opportunity: Wave & Hydrodynamic Modeling Nearshore Beaufort Sea

Please find the following Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFA) via

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: M17AS00015
Funding Opportunity Title: BOEM FY 2017 Environmental Studies Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Energy
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
CFDA Number(s): 15.423 — Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Environmental Studies (ES)
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Version: Synopsis 2
Posted Date: Apr 06, 2017
Last Updated Date: May 01, 2017
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jun 06, 2017
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 06, 2017
Archive Date: Jul 05, 2017
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,900,000
Award Ceiling: $1,900,000
Award Floor: $750,000


The Environmental Studies Program (ESP) Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Region of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is offering a cooperative agreement opportunity to enhance the State of Alaska knowledge of wind, wave, currents, and sediment transport dynamics within the nearshore coastal regions of the Beaufort Sea, Alaska especially as it pertains to planned OCS exploration and development activities with specific emphasis to the proposed Liberty Development Project in the Beaufort Sea. The total anticipated amount of funding available is approximately $1,900,000 subject to the availability of funds. The anticipated period of performance will be from FY2017- 2021. This study will be incrementally funded: FY 2017 = $478,750; FY 2018 = $478,750; FY 2019 = $378,750; FY 2020 = $278,750; and FY 2021 = $285,000. The BOEM anticipates making one cooperative agreement award in FY 2017 for one proposal submitted under this program announcement. This Program Announcement describes the specific project that may be awarded to the universities or eligible groups identified. All awards are premised on receipt of an acceptable proposal. This is not an open solicitation for proposals. This announcement is specifically to announce intent to undertake the following project(s): Wave and Hydrodynamic Modeling within the Nearshore Beaufort Sea. Open to: Regional Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) to only include the following regions: North and West Alaska; Pacific Northwest, California, and Hawaii-Pacific Islands. No other proposals are requested at this time. The award will be a cooperative agreement (with the exception of tasks performed by Federal partners (see eligibility Information). This involves substantial involvement by BOEM scientists in various aspects of study development and/or study conduct

Warren Horowitz
Physical Oceanographer
BOEM, Alaska OCS Region
3801 Centerpoint Drive
Anchorage, Alaska  99503