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NSF selects OSU to lead project rejuvenating US research fleet
Date:1/30/2013

CORVALLIS, Ore. The National Science Foundation has notified Oregon State University that it will be the lead institution on a project to finalize the design and coordinate the construction of as many as three new coastal research vessels to bolster the marine science research capabilities of the United States.

OSU initially will receive nearly $3 million to coordinate the design phase of the project and if funds are appropriated for all three vessels, the total grant is projected to reach $290 million over 10 years. The final number constructed, and the geographic positioning of these vessels, will be determined by the National Science Foundation based on geographic scientific requirements and availability of funding.

If all three vessels are built, it is likely that one would be positioned on the East Coast, West Coast and Gulf Coast, officials say.

A project team led by Oregon State's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences will finalize the design for the 175-foot long, technically enhanced Regional Class ships, select a shipyard, oversee construction, and coordinate the system integration, testing, commissioning and acceptance, and transition to operations.

"These will be floating, multi-use laboratories that are flexible and can be adapted for different scientific purposes, yet are more seaworthy and environmentally 'green' than previous research vessels," said Mark Abbott, dean of the OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. "These ships will be used to address critical issues related to climate change, ocean circulation, natural hazards, human health, and marine ecosystems."

OSU vice president for research Rick Spinrad, who previously directed research programs for the U.S. Navy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), said the new vessels would "revitalize and transform" coastal ocean science in the United States.

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Contact: Mark Abbott
mark@coas.oregonstate.edu
541-737-5195
Oregon State University
Source:Eurekalert

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