ARSV Laurence M. Gould Charter Extension
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ARSV Laurence M. Gould near the Antarctic Peninsula.
ARSV Laurence M. Gould
near the Antarctic Peninsula.

Raytheon Polar Services Company is pleased to announce that the Antarctic Research and Supply Vessel (ARSV) Laurence M. Gould (LMG) charter has been extended and is in effect through July 2015, with an option for an additional five years. The LMG will continue to provide cargo and personnel support for Palmer Station, and support research cruises for National Science Foundation (NSF) science projects as part of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP).

Interested principal investigators should submit research proposals to the NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Division of Antarctic Sciences. The Antarctic Research Solicitation External U.S. government site describes the science programs supported by the USAP and how to prepare a proposal. Additional information about the USAP is available at NSF OPP External U.S. government site.