Fleet Improvement Committee (FIC)

Announcements

FIC assesses the match between seagoing academic oceanographic facilities and the needs of oceanographic research programs, and also makes recommendations for replacing, modifying or improving the number and mix of facilities.

Overview

Fleet Improvement Committee

The Fleet Improvement Committee (FIC) works to assure the continuing excellence of the UNOLS fleet, to improve the capability and effectiveness of individual ships and to assure that the number, mix and overall capability of ships in the UNOLS fleet match the science requirements of academic oceanography in the U.S.

Members
Name Affiliation Term
Bernhard, Joan | (Oper. Rep) WHOI 10/12 to 10/18
Blomquist, Byron | (Non-Op Rep) CU-Boulder 04/16 to 04/19
Carbotte, Suzanne | (At Large Rep.) LDEO 04/17 to 04/20
Cutter, Greg | (Non-Op Rep) ODU 10/12 to 10/18
Keil, Rick | (Oper. Rep) UW 04/15 to 04/18
Kelety, Zoltan|(RVOC Liaison) Scripps 05/18 to 05/21
Rabalais, Nancy | (Oper. Rep) LUMCON 01/14 to 01/20
Roth, Ethan | (ex-officio, RVTEC Liason) UAF 10/17
Swift, Jim|(Chair, FIC) UCSD 12/15 to 10/18
Meetings & Agendas
Documents & Publications
Title Category
Community Questions and Responses to NSF Solicitation for the Design and Construction of Regional Class Research Vessels (RCRV 2012) Academic Research Fleet, Vessel Design and Construction
RCRV Solicitation for Design and Operation and Regional Class Research Vessels, April 2012 Academic Research Fleet, Vessel Design and Construction
UNOLS Polar Research Vessel Committee SMR Project Statement of Task Polar Science Mission Requirements
2015 Call for FIC Chair Nominations
Criteria and Process for Recommending Non-Operational Periods of Ships in the UNOLS Fleet (2015) Academic Research Fleet, Vessel Guidelines and Recommendations
2013 Vessel Usage Survey Results Academic Research Fleet, Vessel Projections
Letter from NSF to UNOLS Council Regarding Number of New RCRVs in Fleet (2014) Academic Research Fleet, Vessel Design and Construction, Vessel Projections
An Implementation Plan for UNOLS Fleet Renewal (2002) Academic Research Fleet, Fleet Improvement Plans
Lessons Learned from Research Vessel Crews, Technicians, and Operators to Be Used in the Design and Construction of New Research Vessels (2009) Academic Research Fleet, Vessel Design and Construction, Vessel Guidelines and Recommendations, Vessel Studies
Ocean Class Research Vessel Science Mission Requirements (2007) Academic Research Fleet, Vessel Science Mission Requirements
Ship Replacement (Renewal) Programming Thumb Rules (2001) Academic Research Fleet, Vessel Guidelines and Recommendations, Vessel Projections
Letter from UNOLS Past Chair Bob Knox Regarding Fleet Renewal (2002) Academic Research Fleet, Vessel Guidelines and Recommendations, Vessel Projections
Revised UNOLS Vessel Retirement Dates and Service Life Extension Program Estimates (2004) Academic Research Fleet, Vessel Projections, Vessel Studies
Oceanographic Research Ships - History and Future Needs (2013) Academic Research Fleet, Vessel Studies
American Disability Act (ADA) Guidelines for UNOLS Vessels (2008) Academic Research Fleet, Vessel Design and Construction, Vessel Guidelines and Recommendations, Vessel Studies