The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration & Research is seeking proposals focused on four themes: 1. Exploration of physical, chemical and biological environments and processes within the oceanic water column below ~200m;
2. Exploration of geological, physical, and biological environments as well as biogeochemical processes associated with seamounts;
3. Novel or innovative technologies and methodologies that could increase the pace and scope of ocean exploration, especially exploration of the water column, seamounts, and archaeological sites;
4. Proposals focused on the discovery and exploration of historically significant submerged marine heritage sites, features and artifacts associated with World War II WWII.