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Solicitation for Mgt & Ops of the Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) (NSF 17-587) (7/29/17)

May 28, 2019

The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently issued a solicitation (NSF 17-587) inviting proposals for management and operations of a new Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC). The awardee will serve as the primary source of OBS instruments and field support for NSF-funded research programs. The award will be administered as a Cooperative Agreement over the five-year period of performance.

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Candace Major
Program Director, Marine Geosciences Section, NSF Division of Ocean Sciences

Jim Holik
Program Director, Integrative Programs Section, NSF Division of Ocean Sciences

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