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Q&As and information sessions

NSF Information Session: Ship-based Science Technical Support in the Arctic

About the series

The National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a solicitation, "Ship-based Science Technical Support in the Arctic," for proposals to provide science technical support on the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) icebreakers Healy and the Polar Class icebreakers Polar Sea and Polar Star as needed.

This solicitation is available on the NSF website at:


NSF is offering an information session on Tuesday, 21 September 2010 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. This information session will use WebEx meeting software to show slides while discussion takes place via teleconference. The agenda is as follows:

  • Presentation by NSF about the solicitation
  • Question & Answer by participants in the information session

Representatives from NSF and USCG will be available to answer questions until approximately 3:00 p.m. EDT.

The due date for proposals to this solicitation is 8 November 2010. The solicitation is expected to result in one award as a cooperative agreement to provide science technical support, augmenting the support provided by USCG.

At any time, potential proposers may contact the cognizant program officer, Renee Crain (rcrain@nsf.gov), or contact the science liaisons for USCG, Dave Forcucci (dforcucci@pacnorwest.uscg.mil) and Phil McGillivary (philip.a.mcgillivary@uscg.mil).


  1. Go to: https://unols.webex.com/unols/j.php?ED=155286592&UID=485488942&PW=NMGY2YWQyYzEx&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D.
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: snowglobes1.
  4. Click the 'Join' button.

Another window will pop up. If you prefer to have the system call you, enter the phone number at which you would like a call back. Otherwise, follow the instructions below to phone into the conference call line.


  • Phone (US/Canada): 408-792-6300
  • Toll-Free (US/Canada): 866-699-3239
  • Access code: 574 710 258

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