As we did in 2015, SECOORA will prepare and submit a single coordinated regional proposal in response to the anticipated FY 2021 Implementation of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) funding opportunity. This approach will enable SECOORA to make substantive progress toward the implementation of an effective regional enterprise and demonstrates a genuine willingness of the members and end-users to collaborate within the SECOORA framework. SECOORA intends to submit a proposal with a five-year period of performance (June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2026).
SECOORA is soliciting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to be reviewed and considered for inclusion in SECOORA’s full proposal submission to NOAA. These LOIs are due to SECOORA by 5:00 PM ET May 26, 2020. Any submissions that do not comply with the Letter of Intent requirements will be rejected and not considered for inclusion in the SECOORA IOOS proposal.
Respondents are encouraged to work together across the region (i.e., through establishment of multi-sector and multi-component teams where appropriate) and submit ideas for regional activities for inclusion in this proposal.