Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 27th, 2024
Close Date
March 27th, 2024
Award Ceiling
$100,000.00
Award Floor
$50,000.00
Opportunity No.
G24AS00284

Agency

Geological Survey (DOI-USGS1)

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 Geological Survey is offering a funding opportunity for a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Partner to conduct research on "Fiber Optic Seismology for Earthquake Hazards Research, Monitoring and Early Warning." This project aims to enhance earthquake science by incorporating advancements in fiber-optic seismology. The goal is to utilize fiber-optic sensing techniques to better understand earthquake hazards and improve monitoring and real-time warning systems. The project will consist of two phases: Phase 1 will develop a strategic plan to identify areas within the earthquake program that can benefit from fiber-optic technology and determine technical requirements for instrumentation and data. Phase 2 will demonstrate improvements in forecasting capabilities for various ongoing programs related to earthquake early warning, fault characterization, geotechnical studies, induced seismicity monitoring, and earthquake source physics. The funding opportunity does not require cost sharing or matching. The award ceiling is $100,000, with a minimum award floor of $50,000. Eligible applicants must be participating partners of the Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Program. The application deadline is March 27, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET. For more information, contact FAITH GRAVES at fgraves@usgs.gov.

Description

U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Powell Center is offering funding opportunity to a CESU Partner for research on “Fiber Optic Seismology for Earthquake Hazards Research, Monitoring and Early Warning.” The project will improve current efforts in earthquake science by incorporating advancements in fiber-optic seismology. The goal of this proposal is to advance the USGS, along with academic, industry, and agency partners, towards effective utilization of fiber-optic sensing techniques to understand earthquake hazards and to improve monitoring and real-time warning systems. The project will have two phases: Phase 1 will develop a strategic plan that identifies which aspects of the earthquake program have the highest likelihood of benefitting from fiber-optic technology and what types of concentrated efforts might improve hazard research and products. Investigators will identify technical requirements that instrumentation and/or data must meet to be useful. A second key goal of this phase will be to develop a database of dark fiber that is potentially accessible for planned scientific experiments and/or rapid hazard response such as aftershock monitoring. Phase 2 will demonstrate the improvements in forecasting capabilities for ongoing programs including Earthquake Early Warning, offshore fault characterization, urban geotechnical studies, monitoring induced seismicity, and earthquake source physics.

Contact Information

Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant