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Division of Ocean Sciences

Provision of Marine Seismic Capabilities to the U. S. Research Community

Name Email Phone Room
Bob  Houtman (703) 292-8583   
Candace  Major (703)292-7597   
Richard  Murray (703)-292-7240   


Solicitation  17-563

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.




Proposals are solicited to support needs of the marine seismic research community that are currently provided by the specialized seismic research vessel R/V Marcus G. Langseth. The vessel is owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (LDEO). NSF has determined that the current operational model is unsustainable and, with this solicitation, seeks proposals that provide comparable access to marine seismic capability through innovative approaches to R/V Marcus G. Langseth use or by other means.  

The successful proposal will be administered as a Cooperative Agreement over the five-year period of performance. 


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