The Environmental Studies Program (ESP) Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Region of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is offering a cooperative agreement opportunity to enhance the State of Alaskaâ¿¿s knowledge of wind, wave, currents, and sediment transport dynamics within the nearshore coastal
regions of the Beaufort Sea, Alaskaâ¿¿especially as it pertains to planned OCS exploration and development activities with specific emphasis to the proposed Liberty Development Project in the Beaufort Sea.
The total anticipated amount of funding available is approximately $1,900,000 subject to the availability of funds.
The anticipated period of performance will be from FY2017â¿¿202 1. This study will be incrementally funded:
FY 2017 = $478,750; FY 2018 = $478,750; FY 2019 = $378,750; FY 2020 = $278,750; and FY 2021 = $285,00 0. The BOEM anticipates making one cooperative agreement award in FY 2017 for one proposal submitted under this program announcement.
This Program Announcement describes the specific project that may be awarded to the universities or eligible groups identified.
All awards are premised on receipt of an acceptable proposal.
This is not an open solicitation for proposals.
This announcement is specifically to announce intent to undertake the following project(s):
Wave and Hydrodynamic Modeling within the Nearshore Beaufort Sea.
Regional Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) to only include the following regions:
North and West Alaska; Pacific Northwest, California, and Hawaii-Pacific Islands.
No other proposals are requested at this time.
The award will be a cooperative agreement (with the exception of tasks performed by Federal partners (see eligibility Information).
This involves substantial involvement by BOEM scientists in various aspects of study development and/or study conduct.