Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU)

January 31, 2019

USACE Funding Opportunity: USCRP Topic 12: Quantitative Model for Coastal Systems

NUMBER W912HZ-19-SOI-0015

Project Title: USCRP Research Topic 12: Quantitative Model for Optimizing Coastal Community Systems Performance

Full RSOI and application instructions are available here: W912HZ-19-SOI-0015_Topic12

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 of this request is to seek researchers interested in developing a quantitative systems model that incorporates community perspectives, data, and future environmental and coastal infrastructure conditions so that potential future alternatives can be tested and optimized for coastal communities. The systems model developed from this research should facilitate community input to and examination of alternatives, given anticipated changes in community values and priorities, physical infrastructure, and coastal forcing over years to multiple decades.

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.

Posted 1/31/2019.