Planning a cruise with ABE
ABE cruises have been supported through the National Science
Foundation, The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, and through private sources.
ABE is not presently part of the National Deep Submergence Facility, so
explicit funding must be obtained from the science program or privately.
Typically, we submit a simultaneous submission to the funder along with the
PI’s science proposal. These simultaneous submissions usually contain the same
text at the PI’s proposal, but have separate budget and budget discussions. ABE
scheduling is handled through the normal ship scheduling process with input
from UNOLS and the Deep Submergence Science Committee (DESSC). See the previous
section “ABE specifications” to determine if ABE can meet your needs. Also,
contact either Dana Yoerger (email@example.com)
or Albert Bradley (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
In order to work up an ABE budget, we require the following
cruise start date
of days at sea
and ending port
of anticipated data products
of other cruise activities (i.e Alvin,
Presently, we budget for 3 ABE personnel. We also require
that a member of the science party be available for map making. We provide
training for an appropriate student, post-doc, or staff member. This role
should be filled by someone with experience in making maps and running Matlab.