Request for Letters of Interest


MARACOOS is inviting Letters of Interest (LOIs) describing operations and engagement projects for inclusion in our proposal for the next 5-year cooperative agreement (June 1, 2021-May 31, 2026) with the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). MARACOOS will develop a proposal to sustain critical observing, modeling, product development, and engagement, while also seeking opportunities to expand its project areas.

The MARACOOS Strategic Plan will serve as a guide for our 5-year proposal. The core components of the Strategic Plan can be found here.

General Information:

Timeline (subject to change):

  • June 1, 2020
    Request for LOIs released
  • June 8, 2020 at 11am ET.
    Community Q&A Session
    Recording Available HERE
    Presentation slides available HERE
  • July 17, 2020 at 11:59pm ET
    LOIs are due
  • August 31, 2020
    Notification of selected projects
  • November 15, 2020
    Draft proposal complete
  • December 15, 2020
    MARACOOS submits proposal to NOAA IOOS


Questions or comments can be directed to info@maracoos.org at any time and will be answered as received.