Vessel Science and Operations
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ARSV Laurence M. Gould
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Vessel Schedules

RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer (NBP) and ARSV Laurence M. Gould (LMG) Operating Schedules

LMG Schedule Link to PDF file
NBP Schedule Link to PDF file

Oceanography and Meteorology Sensor Status
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.

Antarctic Research Vessel Oversight Committee (ARVOC)
New Generation Polar Research Vessel (PRV) Forum
Antarctic Research and Supply Vessel (ARSV) Forum

NOTE: The ARSV project was cancelled in November 2008; all associated web content is only for reference.

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