Evaluation of Surface Wave Parameters at the Columbia River Mouth (MCR)


The US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (USACE) intends to enter into a sole source cooperative agreement with Portland State University (PSU) for evaluation of surface wave parameters at the Columbia River Mouth (MCR) using satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images. This agreement constitutes a follow-on effort to explore work previously completed by PSU. The goal of this study is to detect, monitor, and model ocean waves in order to improve navigation through the MCR inlet and maintain near-shore navigation structures. The methods used in this study will constitute an effective method for SAR image analysis that can be employed in future studies to: a) build up a surface wave parameter database using historic SAR images, and b) monitor ocean surface waves by using real-time SAR data, if such data become available. This cooperative agreement will be awarded pursuant to WRDA 1999 113 STAT. 269 PUBLIC LAW 106–53—AUG. 17, 1999 Section 101(b) (13).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/19/2012 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
This cooperative agreement is entered into solely with Portland State University (PSU). PSU is uniquely qualified to perform the work described herein based on their ongoing efforts to utilize satellite imagery, GIS analysis, and computer modeling for analyzing circulation dynamics at the MCR inlet and adjacent coastal ocean waters.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Karen Dailey
Contract Specialist
Phone 503-808-4615
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information


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