RV Langseth Future Operations

Oct 16, 2023
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RV Langseth underway in green water in front of the Golden Gate Bridget

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) in the Directorate of Geosciences (GEO) has been informed that Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, is considering plans to extend operations of Research Vessel Marcus G. Langseth into the calendar years 2025 and 2026. https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=307522&org=OCE__;!!K-Hz7m0Vt54!gBIWpxsufvd1TTRjZLWAG6Tpfki9yxuReFOUjOe1E2PCBPeGscogW3qaVjlCAMxSGofLwNaFU6HaWxM$

NSF will accept proposals to use R/V Langseth in calendar years 2025-2026 as follows:
2025: Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and eastern Pacific
2026: Eastern Pacific, western Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean

Per the general guidance for requesting ship time on Global-class ships, Principal Investigators should submit proposals at least 18 months prior to the requested start date of the cruise. Final schedules will be determined collaboratively between the PIs, operators, UNOLS, environmental compliance authorities, and NSF.

Ship schedules depend on many factors, and the pandemic has caused delays and rescheduling throughout the U.S. Academic Research Fleet (ARF).  The schedule may shift if there are unanticipated problems.

Any questions may be directed as follows:
•       R/V Langseth Operations & Scheduling: Sean Higgins sean@ldeo.columbia.edu and Jesus Gaytan jgaytan@ldeo.columbia.edu
•       NSF Proposal Submission & Regional Plan:  Gail Christeson gchriste@nsf.gov
•       UNOLS ARF Ship Scheduling:  Doug Russell doug@unols.org