Vessel Science and Operations
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Federal Oceanographic Fleet Schedules

Federal fleet schedule and request links for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States Antarctic Program (USAP), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS).

Additional Resources

Antarctic research solicitation External U.S. government site (2012-2022) describes the science programs supported by the USAP and how to prepare a proposal. Additional information is provided within the Information for Proposers section of this site, and the NSF web site.

The UNOLS Ship Time Request External Non U.S. Government Site form for NBP and LMG should be submitted as a supplemental document with new proposals. To navigate the site:

  1. Create a new member account if it is the first time visiting the site.
  2. Click on the Principal Investigator tab.  Detailed instructions can be found in the section How do I create a Ship Time Request.
  3. Select a project and request the LMG or NBP.

Contacting the Vessels

LMG and NBP Points of Contact (ASC)
Vessel Email Service
Vessel Phone Numbers and Service

Marine Geoscience Data Management System External Non U.S. Government Site

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Curator: Ethan Norris, Antarctic Support Contract   |   NSF Official: Tim McGovern, Division of Polar Programs