seeking pre-proposals in six topic areas related to underwater sound
produced by human activities and its effect on marine life. Topics
include hearing data and hearing assessment technologies, behavioral
responses to sound, passive acoustic monitoring (PAM), PAM data
processing, and the assessment and mitigation of sound from pile driving and similar near shore construction noise.
Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the LMR website, www.lmr.navy.mil, for more information about the LMR program and the solicitation. Federal government applicants will be directed to relevant Navy Statements of Need. Academic, non-federal government, nonprofit, and private sector
applicants will be directed to the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), Solicitation Number N39430-13-R-1235, which can be viewed at www.neco.navy.mil or www.fbo.gov, or at the LMR website,
www.lmr.navy.mil. All submissions must be made via the LMR website. The solicitation period will close on 18 April 2013 (see website or BAA for official dates and other guidance).