Climate Monitoring Program funds 11 new projects to create new informational products describing our changing oceans and environment

The Climate Monitoring (CM) program supports research to develop and improve climate-related data sets, including the transformation of relevant observations into informative products, and the interpretation of such products to better detect, measure, and understand the current and changing state of the ocean, atmosphere, and Arctic at regional and global scales.

OOMD's wide range of observing platforms all contribute to the global ocean observing system used internationally. Credit: NOAA

In FY17, Climate Monitoring initiated 11 new awards totaling $3M in two areas of data set development that utilize observations from NOAA and others for:

  • Creating global and regional ocean-focused indicators or products to advance the monitoring and understanding of large-scale features and variability of the ocean, and contribute towards better understanding of the important two-way relationship between the world’s oceans and our changing climate; and
  • Developing and testing of indicators that provide a clear and concise way of communicating to the public and decisionmakers the status and trends of impactful physical changes of the atmosphere, ocean, and Arctic as part of a national Indicators system.

Through these awards, NOAA’s Climate Program Office will produce several new data products describing the changing environmental conditions that impact the US. Some of these products are aimed at advancing understanding, NOAA’s prediction enterprise, and knowledge of our changing climate. Other products are aimed to inform the public and others making decisions that may consider changes in our climate.

“Indices of climate variability and climate change using long-term physical and ecological ocean observations from the northern California Current” — Michael Banks, Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies (CIMRS) and William Peterson, Oceanographer and Senior Scientist, NOAA/Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

“20th Century Atlantic surface wind indices” — Mark A. Bourassa and Shawn Smith, The Florida State University.

“A tropical upper-ocean stratification data set for climate and hurricane research” — Gregory Foltz, NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Karthik Balaguru, Marine Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Collaborators: Bertrand Chapron and Nicolas Reul, Laboratoire Spatial et Interfaces Air-Mer, IFREMER, France, and Clement de Boyer Montegut, Laboratory of Oceanography from Space, IFREMER, France

“Interpolation of Subsurface Ocean Properties and Indices of Climate Variability” — Alexey Kaplan, Yochanan Kushnir, and Mark A. Cane, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

“ENSO Indices For a Changing Climate”  — John W. Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M University
“Developing a Record Temperature Ratio Index for the U.S. and the Globe” — Anthony Arguez, Imke Durre, Karin Gleason, and Russell Vose, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information

“Development of a Western US Mountain Snowpack Climate Indicator”  — Amato Evan, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

“Developing extreme event climate change indicators related to human thermal comfort”  — Cameron Lee and Scott Sheridan, Kent State University

“Enhanced Historical Monitoring of Snow Cover Across Northern Hemisphere Lands”  — David A. Robinson, Rutgers University

“An indicator for U.S. coastal extreme sea levels” — Thomas Wahl, University of Central Florida and Don P. Chambers, University of South Florida

“Arctic Indicators for Assessment and Enhanced Understanding” — John Walsh, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Collaborators: Uma Bhatt, Hajo Eicken, Regine Hock, Vladimir Romanovsky University of Alaska Fairbanks

2018 Federal Funding Opportunities at a Glance

Important Dates/Deadlines

Letters of Intent

LOIs for all competitions should be received via email by 5:00 p.m. ET on April 2, 2018.

A response to the LOI from the Competition Manager (e-mail or letter) will be sent to the investigator within four weeks after the LOI’s due date encouraging or discouraging a full application based on its relevance to the targeted Competition.

Full Applications

Full applications for all competitions must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on May 18, 2018.

Applications must be submitted via http://www.grants.gov. For applications submitted through grants.gov, the basis for determining timeliness is the receipt notice issued by http://www.grants.gov, which includes the date and time received.

For applicants without internet access, please contact the CPO Grants Manager Diane Brown by mail at NOAA Climate Program Office (R/CP1), SSMC3, Room 12734, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 to obtain an application package. Please allow two weeks after receipt for a response. Hard copy submissions will be date and time stamped when they are received in the Climate Program Office.

Emailed or faxed copies of applications will not be accepted.

Applications received after these dates and times will not be considered for funding.

Where to Submit

Application packages:
Visit Grants.gov and
click on Apply for Grants. You may also directly view the Grants.gov listing here.

Federal Funding Opportunity Number:
NOAA-OAR-CPO-2018-2005492

Applicants without Internet access:
Please send mail to:
Diane Brown
CPO Grants Manager
NOAA Climate Program Office (R/CP1), SSMC3, Room 12734
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Please allow two weeks after receipt for a response.

Questions/Who to Contact

Diane Brown, CPO Grants Manager diane.brown@noaa.gov

Competition Description & Contact

CVP – Pre-Field Modeling Studies in Support of TPOS Process Studies, a Component of TPOS 2020

Contact: Sandy Lucas
In the First Report of TPOS 2020 (Tropical Pacific Observing System 2020, tpos2020.org), many recommendations and proposed actions were identified. The use of process studies that will inform further refinement of TPOS was noted as a critical part of the implementation process that can guide the development of the system design. Two of the studies that are recommended in the report are called “Pacific Upwelling and Mixing Physics (PUMP)” (section 6.2.1) and “Air–sea Interaction at the eastern edge of the Warm Pool” (section 6.2.3). Each of these studies focus on improved predictability of the overall evolution of the Pacific climate system on seasonal to interannual timescales (MJO, ENSO, etc.), which is beneficial to NOAA’s mission of improved environmental prediction. This solicitation is intended to contribute to the goals of TPOS 2020.

In FY 2018, the CVP program solicits modeling projects that will refine the current scientific understanding of the equatorial Pacific climate system with a specific focus on two process studies identified in the TPOS 2020 First Report, “Pacific Upwelling and Mixing Physics (PUMP)” (section 6.2.1) and “Air–sea Interaction at the eastern edge of the Warm Pool” (section 6.2.3). The CVP Program encourages a hierarchy of modeling approaches. Outcomes from these projects will be used for pre-cruise planning and field campaign development.

Where to Submit

Application packages:
Visit Grants.gov and
click on Apply for Grants. You may also directly view the Grants.gov listing here.

Federal Funding Opportunity Number:
NOAA-OAR-CPO-2018-2005492

Applicants without Internet access:
Please send mail to:
Diane Brown
CPO Grants Manager
NOAA Climate Program Office (R/CP1), SSMC3, Room 12734
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Please allow two weeks after receipt for a response.

For Federal Investigators

Federal lead investigators who wish to apply to this Announcement of Opportunity must prepare a proposal according to the FFO guidelines and submit the proposal to the program manager directly, instead of to Grants.gov. Federal co-investigators must submit a proposal identical to the proposal lead investigator but with personalized budget information.

Letters of Intent for Federal investigators should be received by the Competition Manager by 5:00 p.m. ET on April 2, 2018 for all competitions.

Full applications for all Competitions must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, May 18, 2018.

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION

Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.

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