The Navy Living Marine Resources (LMR) applied research program is seeking pre-proposals in three topic areas related to underwater sound produced by human activities and its effects on marine life. Topics include: 1) measuring explosive effects to marine mammals, 2) understanding the range to effect to the behavioral response of marine mammals from sonar exposure, and 3) coordination for the advancement of density spatial modeling methods using visual and acoustic survey data. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the LMR website, http://www.lmr.navy.mil/Preproposals.aspx, for more information about the LMR program and the solicitation. Federal government applicants are not eligible to submit pre-proposals under the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), but will be able to submit pre-proposals directly to the relevant Navy statement of need by selecting Federal Government when submitting. Academic, non-federal government, nonprofit, and private sector submitters should! select Private/Academia, when submitting their pre-proposal. The need topics can be viewed within the BAA at www.neco.navy.mil, www.fbo.gov, or at www.lmr.navy.mil/Preproposals.aspx. All submissions must be made via the LMR website. The solicitation period will close at 5:00 pm Eastern Time on 19 OCTOBER, 2016 (see website or BAA for official dates and other guidance).
Anu Kumar Program Manager Living Marine Resources Program Mandy Shoemaker Deputy Program Manager Living Marine Resources Progra
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