Ship Time Request Overview

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The US Academic Research Fleet is moving to Marine Facilities Planning (MFP) for scheduling initially and eventually cruise planning.

For all NEW or RESUBMITTED Projects/Ship Time Requests, go to and create a new SME. Some STRs for projects starting in 2022 and beyond have already been moved to Marine Facilities Planning ( Check your MFP Science Portal for any projects that might already be moved. If you need to make edits to projects that begin in 2022 and beyond, please contact for assistance. Be sure to indicate the Project and STR IDs that you would like to edit. For more information on getting into MFP, see the More Information button below.

To print an NSF Shiptime Request (STR) form for this project:
or the printable NSF Shiptime Request (STR) form as:
UNOLS Project ID: 106518 URI Serial #: None
Date Submitted: 6/17/2019 1:47:00 PM Last Modified: 9/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Status: Submitted Version #: 1
Principal Investigator (PI) Contact Information
John A. Collins
Geology and Geophysics WHOI
(508) 289-2733
(508) 457-2194 (fax)
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) & other collaborators Contact Information
Project Information (Proposal, Grant, Project, Contract, Program)
Project Title: Construction and Field-Testing of 16 Broadband OBS for the Ocean-Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center
Program Name:  
Scientific Discipline: Geological Oceanography  

Project Status: New Proposal
Project Funding Agencies:
Agency/Division/Program Grant or Project Number Funding Status
NSF/OCE/MGG 1939311 Funded

Other Agency or Program Description:

Project Institution: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Institution Project #: 26064.00

Project Start Date: 10/1/2019
End Date: 9/30/2021
Proposal Deadline
(proposal date):

Total Project Budget:  
Project Description and Facility Requirements
Project Web Page: http://
Summary of Field Work: Deploy newly constructed OBS for 2-3 months in the vicinity of the OOI Pioneer Array Site
Summary of Facility Requirements: Crane with capability to lift OBS weighing 1000-1500 lbs in air. Dynamic Positioning; Multibeam; Capability to connect to 12 kHz hull-mounted transducer; VHF Radio Receiver; ADCP
Summary of other requirements or comments:
List of Ship, Aircraft and Facility Requests
 YearShipTotal DaysCost EstimateStart Date (optimum)RepeatMulti-shipAreaClearanceStatus
View 2021 Ocean/Intermediate 5 $112,023 Jul 01, 2021 No No NE Shelf/Slope No Submitted
View 2021 Ocean/Intermediate 5 $112,023 Aug 15, 2021 No No NE Shelf/Slope No Submitted

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