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Impact of COVID-19 on Operations of US Academic Research Fleet

March 24, 2020

Dear Ocean Science Community,
UNOLS, NSF and other federal agencies have implemented a 30 revised schedule in the sea-going operations of the U.S. Academic Research Fleet in response to concerns associated with COVID-19. Please see the attached UNOLS link for details, which will be updated as needed.
Stay safe,
Terry Quinn
Director, Division of Ocean Sciences

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