January 31, 2019
USACE Funding Opportunity: USCRP Topic 10: Storm & Recovery Studies DUNEX
REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF INTEREST
PROJECT TO BE INITIATED IN 2019
Project Title: USCRP Research Topic 10: Applied Storm & Recovery Studies as part of the During Nearshore Event Experiment (DUNEX)
Full RSOI and application instructions are available here: W912HZ-19-SOI-0012_Topic10
Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for studies to be sponsored by the U.S. Army of Engineer (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL). The intent is to provide researchers the opportunity to design and conduct field studies on nearshore processes before, during and after a storm event, including a During Nearshore event eXperiment (DUNeX) pilot study and full experiment. DUNeX is one of the collaborative efforts of the US Coastal Research Program (USCRP) to have a multi-agency, academic, and non-governmental organization study nearshore coastal processes during one or more coastal storms. DUNeX will be conducted in the vicinity of the USACE Field Research Facility (FRF) along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, beginning with a pilot study, followed by a larger-scale focused storm measurement study.
Estimated award amounts for individual proposals of $50,000 to $500,000 may be accepted. Multiple awards may be funded. Possibly no awards will be made if the submitted proposals do not meet the objectives outlined in this RSOI.
The U.S. Coastal Research Program (USCRP) is a partnership of the coastal research community to coordinate Federal activities, strengthen academic programs, and build a strong workforce. Three primary research needs identified by the USCRP’s nearshore coastal community are to improve understanding of: 1) long-term coastal evolution due to natural and anthropogenic processes; 2) extreme events, including flooding, erosion, and the subsequent recovery; and 3) the physical, biological and chemical processes impacting human and ecosystem health. As identified by the USCRPs plan, the USCRP addresses societal needs along the coast through a coordinated effort backed by researchers from Federal agencies, academia, industry, and non-governmental organizations. Awards will be made with the intent of assisting academic institutions in funding coastal and nearshore processes graduate students to address critical research needs within the coastal community, advancing the state of knowledge, and building the future U.S. workforce.
Review of Statements of Interest will begin after the SOI has been posted to all units on the CESU website for 10 working days.