Algorithm for Inventory, Assessments and Spatial Analysis in Natural Resources Management, Institute for Water Resources

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
April 16th, 2024
Close Date
June 10th, 2024
Total Funding
$500,000.00
Award Ceiling
$100,000.00
Award Floor
$0.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
W81EWF-24-SOI-0028

Agency

Engineer Research and Development Center (DOD-COE-ERDC)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Engineer Research and Development Center is offering a federal grant opportunity titled "Algorithm for Inventory, Assessments and Spatial Analysis in Natural Resources Management, Institute for Water Resources". This cooperative agreement aims to support natural resources management and management of recreation resources. The grantee will collaborate with key USACE personnel on various activities including maintaining and updating USACE spatial data inventory for recreational facilities, assessing road conditions, developing smart sensing technologies, and researching the impacts of USACE NRM programs on local and regional economies. The grant is open to non-federal partners of the Great Lakes Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU). The deadline for application submission is June 10, 2024.

Description

Natural Resources Management and Management of Recreation ResourcesCollaborate with key USACE personnel on recreation resources, environmental stewardship resources, and visitation data. Work will support recreation and environmental stewardship business line activities, including but not limited to maintaining and updating USACE spatial data inventory for recreational facilities, operational condition assessment for recreation facilities, analyzing datasets both internal and external for environmental factors such as invasive species and development pressure, and other needs as identified. When requested, provide written documentation of research findings, implications for USACE missions, and potential methods of implementation within USACE. Road Condition Monitoring and Trails ManagementDevelop Smart Sensing Technologies (i.e., camera-based, thermal imagining, laser-based, and ground penetrating radar) for assessing road conditions (hard surface and gravel/dirt) including predicting the potential for future integrity issues. Develop other technologies and strategies for implementation of the best strategies given the type and nature of the diverse USACE road systems. Develop similar technologies and strategies for assessing the USACE network of multi-use trail systems (nature trails, hiking, equestrian, biking, etc.). Research and develop data collection methodologies for such data. Value to the Nation (Economics)USACE NRM Programs have impacts on local and regional economies as well as the national economy. Assessing these impacts (both positive and negative) and developing methodologies for quantifying these impacts are needed to ensure the impacts and contributions of the NRM programs to the nation (in terms of economics) are clearly understood and articulated to a wide range of audiences.

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