The U.S. Navy Living Marine Resources (LMR) applied research program is seeking 
pre-proposals in six topic areas related to underwater sound produced by human 
activities and its effects on marine life.  Topics include: 1) improving 
duration of medium-term telemetry tag attachment, 2) demonstration and 
validation of PAM-based density estimation methods using visually verified 
survey data, 3) investigation of the effects of cue rate and cue stability on 
PAM-based density estimation methods, 4) demonstration and validation of 
passive acoustic monitoring sparse arrays to estimate density of low-frequency 
whales over large spatial areas, 5) identifying monitoring priorities for 
studying the population consequences of disturbance on marine mammals, and 6) 
turtle temporary threshold shift feasibility study. 

Details regarding the need topics mentioned above, as well as the associated 
Appendices, can be found within the BAA (Solicitation # N3943018S2086) at,, or at There is no 
specific format required for the pre-proposal, however, the information 
required in the pre-proposal is outlined in Appendix A -2018 Proposal 
Submission and Evaluation Guide. The pre-proposal should be consolidated into 
one single file and should not exceed 10 pages in length. All pre-proposals 
should be submitted via email to Pre-proposals 
pertaining to these need topics will be accepted until 11:59 PM PST on 22 
October 2018. If invited, offerors will be asked to submit a full proposal.   

Anu Kumar
Program Manager
Living Marine Resources Program 

Mandy Shoemaker
Deputy Program Manager
Living Marine Resources Program 

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