Vessel Science and Operations
ARSV Laurence M. Gould
LMG Coring and Bottom Sampling
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer
NBP Coring and Bottom Sampling
Additional Shared Equipment
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).
Historical USAP Cruise Data Resources
US Antarctic Program Data Center (USAP-DC): provides tools to help scientists find Antarctic data of interest and satisfy their obligation to share data under the NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP) data policy.
SAMOS: A shipboard automated meteorological and oceanographic system (SAMOS) is typically some form of a computerized data logging system that continuously records navigational (ship's position, course, speed, and heading), meteorological (winds, air temperature, pressure, moisture, rainfall, and radiation), and near-surface oceanographic (sea temperature and salinity) parameters while the vessel is at sea.
Antarctic research solicitation (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 form for NBP and LMG should be submitted as a supplemental document with new proposals. To navigate the site:
Contacting the Vessels