NOAA FY 2024 Small Business Innovation Research Phase I NOFO

Active
No
Status
Closed
Release Date
September 28th, 2023
Open Date
September 28th, 2023
Due Date(s)
December 20th, 2023
Close Date
December 20th, 2023
Topic No.
9.6

Topic

Monitoring and Modeling for Climate Change Mitigation

Agency

Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Program

Type: SBIRPhase: Phase IYear: 2024

Summary

The Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking proposals for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I program for the fiscal year 2024. The specific topic of the solicitation is "Monitoring and Modeling for Climate Change Mitigation" (Topic 9.6). The research topic focuses on addressing the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on the climate system and the demand for information about current and future emissions, their impact on the global climate system, and the effectiveness of climate change mitigation measures. The solicitation encourages small businesses to develop products and services that support the development of comprehensive knowledge of greenhouse gases and other climate forcing agents, improve climate observing and monitoring systems, advance climate modeling, facilitate the identification of climate impacts and vulnerabilities, and provide decision-makers with improved scientific information to evaluate mitigation strategies. The project duration is not specified in the document, but the Phase I program typically lasts for 6 months. The funding specifics are not provided in the document. The application due date for this solicitation is December 20, 2023. For more information and to access the full solicitation, visit the SBIR topic link (https://www.sbir.gov/node/2458121) or the grants.gov opportunity page (https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=350392).

Description

Monitoring and Modeling for Climate Change Mitigation --- Topic 9.6

Societal Challenge Worldwide, there is now widespread recognition of the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on the climate system, leading to dangerous, accelerated warming. Within the U.S. and internationally, there is a growing demand for information about current and future greenhouse gas emissions, their impact on the state of the global climate system, and options and effectiveness of climate change mitigation measures at different scales.

Overview The Nation and decision makers at sub-national scales require information about a number of difficult-to-quantify greenhouse gas (GHG) emission sources and sinks, the effectiveness of GHG mitigation actions over time, and the benefits and potential risks of some mitigation and removal measures, some of which have been proposed but remain untested at scale. Given the trajectory of anthropogenic GHG emissions and Earth-system feedback, there is an urgent need for accurate, reliable, and timely information about GHG emissions.

Examples of appropriate research topic areas for applications from small businesses include, but are not limited to products and services that accomplish the following objectives:

● Support the development of comprehensive knowledge of greenhouse gasses and other climate forcing agents, including within emerging areas (e.g. hydrogen energy and other alternative energy choices) ● Improved climate observing and monitoring systems ● Advances in climate modeling that lead to improved scientific understanding and a new generation of climate predictions and projections on global to regional scales ● Facilitate the identification of potential climate impacts and vulnerabilities and inform the development of useful climate services ● Advance greenhouse gas observation and modeling capabilities to reliably track changes in natural and human-made emissions and sinks over time and at local, regional, continental, and global scales ● Models, tools, and products for decision makers to determine the feasibility of achieving climate mitigation targets, quantify key emission sources, identify mitigation opportunities, and evaluate the broader climate implications of various mitigation measures ● Support decision-makers by providing improved scientific information to evaluate the performance, effectiveness, benefits, and risks of certain mitigation strategies at multiple scales, including climate interventions