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GOMO ARP - Enhancing Arctic Data Management and Development of Data-Driven Products and Tools for Climate Resilience under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)
The Alaska and Arctic regions are significantly affected by
climate variability and change. This presents the region’s community with significant economic,
health, safety, and security challenges, and links to the broader United States through impacts on
ecosystems, fisheries abundance, national security, and linked economic activities. As part of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ocean portfolio within the Office of
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing
(GOMO) Program Office’s Arctic Research Program (ARP) addresses climate challenges and
ocean changes in Alaskan waters and beyond by managing research programs that support highpriority
science needs for NOAA’s mission.
The GOMO ARP Enhancing Arctic Data
Management and Development of Data-Driven Products and Tools for Climate Resilience
funding opportunity under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), is seeking applications for two
competitions in FY24. The goal of Competition 1 is to design, develop, and deliver enhanced
data management and data systems to achieve Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable
(FAIR) (Wilkinson, et al., 2016 - https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2016.18) data compliance for
OAR-supported observation data of Alaska, Alaskan waters, and the Arctic, and will encourage
interoperability with other NOAA data services and tools. The goal of Competition 2 is to create
data-driven products and tools that leverage prior OAR and ARP research data for better climate resilience.
- Letter of Intent: Jan. 11, 2024
- Application: March 1, 2024
Areas of Interest
The two competitions covered by this announcement are as follows:
1) Enhancing Arctic Data Management for FAIR Compliance
2) Building Climate Resilience through Data-Driven Products and Tools
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, other nonprofits, commercial
organizations, international organizations, and state, local, and Indian tribal governments.
Federal agencies or institutions are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this
NOFO. There are no additional funds available from GOMO-ARP for the support of federal
partners, however leveraging existing work funded through GOMO-ARP or other sources is allowed.
In FY24, approximately $980,000 of available funding for three (3) projects. It is
anticipated that most of the awards will be at funding levels between $50,000 and $225,000
per year. Current or previous grantees are eligible to apply for a new award that builds on,
but does not replicate, activities covered in existing or previous NOAA awards. Current
grantees should not apply for supplementary funding through this announcement.