View Department of Commerce funding opportunity - Gulf Coast States to Modernize and Improve the National Spatial Reference System (Geospatial Modeling)

See (NOAA-NOS-NGS-2018-2005522)

NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) defines, maintains, and provides access to the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS)— a consistent coordinate system that defines latitude, longitude, height, scale, gravity, and orientation throughout the United States and is designed to meet our nation’s economic, social, and environmental needs.

The Department of Commerce announced today it is to solicit grant proposals from eligible organizations implementing activities that modernize and improve the National Spatial Reference System in Gulf Coast states. Proposals submitted in response to this announcement should contribute to the beneficial public outcomes associated with the following program priorities, which consist of;

1) enhancing infrastructure of geodetic control, coastal remote sensing data, terrestrial gravity measurements, and other physical datasets;

2) developing models, tools, and guidelines to access geodetic control and manipulate and analyze geodetic data;

3) supporting education, capacity building, and technology transfer;

4) coordinating through partnerships with local users (state and local governments, universities, and the public sector) and other partners in the region;

5) sharing environmental data and information, collected and/or created under NOAA grants/cooperative agreements, making it visible, accessible, and independently understandable to general users, free of charge or at minimal cost, in a timely manner, except where limited by law, regulation, policy, or by security requirements.


The Department has identified $3,000,000 for investment.  Proposals are due by April 22.