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Release of additional Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 17-076) regarding “JR100” piston coring (4/11/17)

May 28, 2019


The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently issued an additional Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 17-076) announcing that proposals will now be accepted for U.S. researchers to use the drill ship JOIDES Resolution to collect cores using the Advanced Piston Coring (APC) system up to sub-bottom depths of 100 meters to address research on multiple aspects of the ocean basins.

This program, referred to as “JR100”, was outlined in a previous Dear Colleague Letter (NSF17-018). This additional NSF Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 17-076) provides the specific dates and geographic area of operation for the first JR100 science mission and updates information previously provided on proposal preparation requirements.

JOIDES Resolution is scheduled to be transiting from Papeete, Tahiti, to Punta Arenas, Chile, from 19 December 2018 to 18 January 2019. Approximately thirteen (13) days during this transit period will be available for operations (including coring and site-to-site transit time) with the remaining seventeen (17) days allocated to the direct transit route between ports.

The additional Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 17-076) can be found at this www site…




Rick Murray
Director, Division of Ocean Sciences
National Science Foundation

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