Proposal Number: 1119997 Institution: San Jose State University, Moss Landing Marine Labs PI: S. Lamerdin Co-PI: K. Coale

The proposal requests two Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment (SSSE) items for the San Jose State University, Moss Landing Marine Labs (MLML) for use aboard the R/V POINT SUR; namely a new workboat davit and associated vessel modifications, and new liferafts. Both items will enhance safety and provide greatly improved support capabilities to science.

Broader Impacts: The R/V POINT SUR supports federally funded scientific research in the Pacific Northwest in order to expand human knowledge of the ocean environment. During operations, the vessel routinely exposes graduate and undergraduate students to seagoing oceanography. Pubic outreach is also achieved through the State?s Center for Integrative Coastal Observation, Research and Education program (CI-CORE) and the Alliance for Coastal Technologies program (ACT), real-time satellite connectivity from ship to shore, and open house events. The POINT SUR is scheduled to complete over 60 NSF sponsored days in 2011.

Project Report

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Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE)
Type
Standard Grant (Standard)
Application #
1119997
Program Officer
Matthew J. Hawkins
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2011-09-15
Budget End
2014-08-31
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$205,000
Indirect Cost
Name
San Jose State University Foundation
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
San Jose
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
95112