This Program Announcement provides the vehicle for Louisiana State University (LSU) to submit proposals with matching funds to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for consideration for funding in Fiscal Year 201 5. This announcement identifies specific proposals that are invited based on
a recently completed review of letters of intent submitted by LSU.The Environmental Studies Program (ESP) of the BOEM is offering a cooperative agreement opportunity through Louisiana Coastal Marine Institute (CMI) to Louisiana State University (LSU) and other units within the LSU system that have the ability to conduct research in topics that serve the public interest of safe and environmentally sound energy production and meet the goals of the BOEM.
Following the submission of letters of intent from LSU, BOEM has selected the following:1) Economic and Geomorphic Comparison of OCS Sand vs.
Nearshore Sand for Coastal Restoration Projects 2) Investigation of an Ancient Bald Cypress Forest in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, USA 3) Deepwater Decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico, 2015-2035 4) A Critical Real-Time Louisiana Coastal Ocean Observing Station 5) Linking Land Use to Fish in the Northern Gulf of Mexico:
An End-to-End Modeling Analysis Supporting the LOICZ Program