Status Report

Recovery Act: Water Management in California: Cyber Infrastructure for Irrigation Optimization

By SpaceRef Editor
November 21, 2009
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Synopsis – Nov 20, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: 09WTRMGMT
Posted Date: Nov 20, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Nov 20, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: Yes
Original Response Date: Dec 04, 2009
Current Response Date: Dec 04, 2009
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000


RECOVERY – THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY @ MONTEREY BAY (CSUMB). A proposal is requested for further development of the NASA Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System, a state-of-the-art cyber-infrastructure to understand and predict irrigation demand and improve agricultural water use efficiency in the state of California. This research will allow for collaborating, with NASA, in research on the development of a prototype water supply and agriculture management system that would integrate NASA information products and models for water management decisions of the San Joaquin River watershed in California and potentially scalable to other regions of the U.S. The research should examine existing NASA science data products and models, including Landsat sensors’ and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer’s observations of crop canopy conditions, sources of precipitation data and hydrological and surface energy models and expand upon the currently operating Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System (TOPS) at NASA Ames Research Center.

CSUMB possesses the unique capabilities required to perform the research described above that include: full knowledge of the NASA Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System (TOPS) and the ability to integrate new models and software libraries in TOPS to produce estimates of evapotranspiration and soil water balance for the San Joaquin Valley for multiple crop types; the ability to integrate observations of crop condition from satellites including Landsat, Terra and Aqua and implementation of near-real-time atmospheric correction and processing routines for Landsat data; the ability to install wireless sensor networks for monitoring of soil moisture and weather conditions and integrate observations from wireless sensor networks with TOPS; existing partnerships with agricultural producers and the US Department of Agriculture, California Department of Water Resources, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Bureau of Reclamation.

A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government.

This announcement will not result in a Request for Proposal; this announcement is for informational purposes only. All questions and/or concerns must be submitted to the point of contact contained herein in writing.

Information about major upcoming ARC procurement actions is available at .

Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 43.006

An Ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note “B”.

Point of Contact

Name: Beatrice Morales
Title: Grant Officer
Phone: 650-604-2074
Fax: 650-604-0932

Name: Kelly G Kaplan
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 650-604-5814
Fax: 650-604-0912

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