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DCL: Management and Operation of a National Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Pool (5/3/17)


May 28, 2019

A new NSF Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) has been posted: Management and Operation of a National Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Pool (NSF 17-080), https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf17080.

The Ocean Sciences Division of the Geosciences Directorate (NSF-GEO-OCE) intends to issue a solicitation in the near future (FY17) to establish, manage, and operate a National Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Pool (NOBSIP) through a competitive, merit-based external peer-review process. This initiative is expected to result in the award of a five to ten-year Cooperative Agreement (CA) for this activity.

The DCL provides general information regarding the upcoming competition to potential proposing organizations and other interested parties.

Questions should be directed to either Candace Major (cmajor@nsf.gov) or Jim Holik (jholik@nsf.gov).

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