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April 8, 2015

Topic Area 2 of the FY 2016 US IOOS FFO

SECOORA is planning to develop a proposal in response to Topic Area 2: “Verification and Validation of observing technologies for studying and monitoring coastal ocean environments of the FY 2016 US IOOS funding opportunity based on the interest and response from SECOORA members.  Details on the Topic Area 2 of the US IOOS FFO can be found at SECOORA will be following its Proposal Development Policies outlined here at Development Procedures_Final_8_27_13.pdf

The full proposal needs to be submitted by August 31, 2015. If you are interested in collaborating on a response, please submit a Letter of Intent in relation to the FFO Topic Area 2 following the template below by Wednesday April 15, 2015.

LOI Responses should be sent to Vembu Subramanian ( by 5PM ET, Wednesday April 15, 2015.The responses should not exceed 5 pages, with one-inch margins and 12 point text in PDF format and shall provide the following information:

  1. Key organizations/personnel involved
  2. Project Description
  3. Methodology/Technical details
  4. Deliverables and Timeline
  5. Brief budget summary and justification

CVs of key personnel should be attached as an appendix.

Questions regarding LOI 

SECOORA's interest/capabilities in collaborating on a Topic Area 2 proposal are in providing data management, outreach and education, networking and/or fiscal management services.  Please contact us if you are interested in utilizing the SECOORA network and capabilities to collaborate on a proposal. 

For any questions related to this solicitation, please contact Vembu Subramanian, RCOOS Manager, SECOORA via either email ( or telephone (727.641.5258).