SCCOOS and CeNCOOS Call for FY21-26 Expression of Interests Now Open!

Dear Ocean Community, 

The Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS) and the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) are pleased to announce an opportunity to submit a joint Expression of Interest (EOI).

CeNCOOS and SCCOOS are developing 5-year work plans in response to the US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) FY 2020 Notice of Federal Opportunity (link). This award will cover the 5-year period June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2026, and will sustain critical observing, modeling, product, and service activities, while also providing opportunities to add new, multidisciplinary projects to the system. To develop the proposal we are soliciting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from existing Principal Investigators and potential new collaborators. Details about how to submit an EOI, EOI review criteria, FAQs are available on the SCCOOS website (link) and CeNCOOS website (link).

The deadline to submit an EOI is July 8, 2020.  

CeNCOOS and SCCOOS will also be hosting a Webinar to review the EOI and to answer questions on Thursday, June 18th at 11 AM PT. Please register for the webinar here (link). Additionally, to help foster cross-collaboration and engagement among research scientists in the region, we have created a spreadsheet to facilitate partnerships during the EOI process. 

Please distribute this call to others who might be interested in submitting an EOI.