The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that they have selected Open Ocean Robotics, in collaboration with Team 1 Mission, as one of the awardees for the Multiple Award IDIQ contracts. These contracts, managed through NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) Uncrewed Systems Operation Center (UxSOC), cover three important areas: Meteorological and Oceanographic Observations, Research and Studies of Marine Living Resources, and Ocean Exploration and Characterization.
The application period for these three-year contracts will begin on September 1, 2023, and conclude on August 31, 2026. This represents a significant opportunity for Open Ocean Robotics as the contracts have the potential to generate millions of dollars in revenue.
Open Ocean Robotics is a leading provider of autonomous ocean drones. Their innovative technology enables the collection of valuable data in a wide range of marine environments. By utilizing unmanned systems, they can conduct observations and research more efficiently and cost-effectively.
The contracts awarded by NOAA will allow Open Ocean Robotics and Team 1 Mission to contribute even further to important areas of study and exploration. Meteorological and Oceanographic observations will greatly benefit from the advanced capabilities of ocean drones, providing valuable data for weather prediction and climate research.
Research and Studies of Marine Living Resources will also be enhanced through the use of autonomous systems. Open Ocean Robotics’ drones will help gather critical information about the health and abundance of marine life, supporting conservation and sustainable management of these resources.
Ocean Exploration and Characterization is another area that will benefit from Open Ocean Robotics’ technology. By deploying their autonomous drones, scientists will be able to explore and document previously unknown areas of the ocean, expanding our knowledge and understanding of this vast and diverse ecosystem.
This collaboration between NOAA and Open Ocean Robotics represents a significant step in utilizing unmanned systems for oceanic research and monitoring. It showcases the importance of innovative technologies in advancing our understanding of the marine environment and the crucial role they play in NOAA’s mission.
– NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
– IDIQ: Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity
– OMAO: Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
– UxSOC: Uncrewed Systems Operation Center
– NOAA: www.noaa.gov
– Open Ocean Robotics: www.openoceanrobotics.com