Division of Ocean Sciences - Fall 2002 Newsletter
NSF 03-014
(Replaces NSF 02-055)

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All investigators submitting proposals to the Division of Ocean Sciences that include sea-going field work must also submit an electronic research ship request form and include a copy with the proposal. Electronic ship request forms are available on the UNOLS Home Page web site (http://www.unols.org). In addition, investigators submitting proposals that require use of a UNOLS ship to NSF programs other than Ocean Sciences must follow the same procedure.

Please note that ship time requests must be received by the Feb. 15 target date to be considered for ship time in the following calendar year.

Publications Available

An Information Technology Infrastructure Plan to Advance Ocean SciencesAn Information Technology
Infrastructure Plan to Advance
Ocean Sciences

Ocean Information
Technology Infrastructure
Steering Committee

For copies, please e-mail a request to ocepubs@nsf.gov or go to http://www.geo-prose.com/oiti/report.html.

Charting the Future for the National Academic Research Fleet: A Long-Range Plan for RenewalCharting the Future for the
National Academic Research
Fleet: A Long-Range Plan
for Renewal

Federal Oceanographic
Facilities Committee

For copies, please e-mail a request to ocepubs@nsf.gov or go to http://www.geo.nsf.gov/oce/ocepubs.htm.

Ocean Observations Initiative (OOI) BrochureOcean Observatories Initiative
(OOI) Brochure

DEOS Steering Committee



For a copy of the brochure, please e-mail a request to ocepubs@nsf.gov. For more information on OOI activities, go to http://www.COREocean.org/DEOS/.

Ocean Sciences at the New MillenniumOcean Sciences at the
New Millennium

Decadal Committee,
Peter Brewer and Ted Moore,

For copies, please e-mail a request to ocepubs@nsf.gov or go to http://www.joss.ucar.edu/joss_psg/publications/decadal/.

Earth, Oceans and Life: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Initial Science Plan, 2003-2013Earth, Oceans and Life:
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
Initial Science Plan, 2003-2013

The Initial Science Plan, and additional planning information on the program, is available at http://www.IODP.org.


GEO Town Meeting in San Francisco!

NSF's Directorate for Geosciences will hold a Town Meeting at the December AGU conference. The meeting offers an opportunity to hear the latest NSF news, including information on new and planned programs, and to meet and ask questions of staff. The meeting is scheduled for:




Monday, December 9

6:45 - 8:00pm

Moscone Center
Room 134

Please join us!

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Editor: Anne Tenney (atenney@nsf.gov)

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