Open Ocean Robotics, in collaboration with the 1stMission Team, has been selected by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) as one of the awardees for all three Multiple Award IDIQ contracts. These contracts, facilitated by NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) Uncrewed Systems Operation Center (UxSOC), cover Meteorological and Oceanographic Observations, Living Marine Resource Surveys and Research, and Ocean Exploration and Characterization.
With these contracts, Open Ocean Robotics will be able to provide Uncrewed Maritime Systems (UMS) Services to NOAA, enhancing their capacity for coastal and open ocean monitoring. This partnership will enable the simultaneous collection of oceanographic and atmospheric data, supporting various initiatives such as research, exploration, maritime domain awareness, environmental protection, and weather forecasting.
The ordering period for the contracts is three years, starting from September 1, 2023, and ending on August 31, 2026. This collaboration has the potential to generate significant revenue for Open Ocean Robotics and the 1stMission Team. It highlights Open Ocean Robotics’ commitment to advancing ocean science and environmental stewardship through innovative UMS solutions.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with NOAA on this endeavor,” said Andy Ziegwied, Director of Sales at Open Ocean Robotics. “This award is a testament to NOAA’s confidence in our capabilities and our strategic partnership with the 1stMission Team. Together, we aim to contribute to NOAA’s mission of understanding and conserving the nation’s marine resources, representing a significant step forward in our mission to advance marine technology and create a more sustainable future for our oceans.”
This partnership between Open Ocean Robotics and NOAA will greatly enhance NOAA’s ability to monitor and study the oceans, furthering their mission of protecting and conserving our marine resources. It represents a major milestone in advancing marine technology and promoting environmental sustainability.
– NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration): A U.S. government agency responsible for monitoring, studying, and protecting the oceans and atmosphere.
– Uncrewed Maritime Systems (UMS): Autonomous or remotely operated systems used for various maritime applications.
– The Maritime Executive (Source)