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National Science Foundation Dear Colleague Letter: February 9, 2016

This week, the Ocean Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF/OCE) released an important update on OOI. As part of a previously planned and anticipated series of events connected with the transition of OOI from construction to operations NSF/OCE will carry out a recompetition to manage and operate the Ocean Observatories Initiative. Details below.

The Ocean Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF/OCE) will carry out a recompetition to manage and operate the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI, http://oceanobservatories.org) through an open, merit-based external peer-review process. The forthcoming solicitation is expected to result in award of a five to ten-year Cooperative Agreement (CA) for the management and operation of the OOI.

Additional information may be found at this www address:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf16041