Ocean Exploration Fiscal Year 2024 Funding Opportunity

NOAA Ocean Exploration is soliciting proposals for ocean exploration-related projects under three themes (Ocean exploration and discovery, Technology, Maritime heritage). By supporting exploration, i.e., discovery through disciplined, diverse observations, NOAA Ocean Exploration seeks to advance our basic understanding of waters under U.S. jurisdiction. Projects under the ocean exploration and discovery and technology themes are restricted to waters under U.S. jurisdiction and should support national priorities such as those in the Strategic Priorities for Ocean Exploration and Characterization of the United States Exclusive Economic Zone developed per the National Strategy for Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone. Projects under the maritime heritage theme are not restricted to waters under U.S. jurisdiction. All projects should support at least one of NOAA’s science and technology priorities of uncrewed systems, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, ’omics, data, and citizen science.


NOAA Ocean Exploration

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Pre-proposals due May 30, 2023

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