Grant: $1,134,081 - National Science Foundation - Aug. 12, 2009
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Award Description: The proposal requests numerous Shipboard Scientific Support (SSSE) items for the vessels operated by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO); namely the R/V MARCUS LANGSETH. The requests specifically include items that have been recommended from past NSF inspections, Navy INSURV's, or Post-Cruise Assessments (PCA's) and have been otherwise deferred by the operators due to cost. All of the items requested will either improve safety, enhance science support capability, or extend vessel service life. Due to the nature and timing of these requests, the vendor quotation standards normally required by the SSSE Program were waived out of necessity with many of the figures provided as estimates for budgetary purposes and based mainly on past experience of the vessel operators for similar work. Broader Impacts: The LANGSETH supports federally funded scientific research throughout the world's oceans to expand human knowledge of the ocean environment and is the only 3D seismic vessel in the academic fleet. During operations, the vessels routinely expose graduate and undergraduate students to seagoing oceanography through real-time satellite connectivity from ship to shore, and open house events. The LANGSETH is scheduled to complete over 260 NSF sponsored days in 2009.
Project Description: Project, as defined in the project abstract. Three purchase orders, each over $25,000 and totaling $665,559.10, have been released for equipment. One was equipment within the scope for Engine Control Upgrade, while another was for equipment under Propulsion Pitch Control Upgrade Scope. The third was for equipment both for the Shaft Seal Upgrade and the Bow Thruster Exchange scopes within this project.
Jobs Summary: N/A (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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