NSF: Management and Operation of the Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) NSF 17-587
This solicitation seeks the services of a qualified organization to manage and operate an Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center established and sponsored by Marine Geology and Geophysics research programs within NSF's Division of Ocean Sciences. Research activities requiring the use of the existing pool of instruments supported by NSF are expected to continue well beyond the period of performance for the existing Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Pool Management Office award, scheduled to expire in early 2018. The award resulting from this solicitation will be administered as a Cooperative Agreement with a single Lead Institution that will perform the OBSIC activities described herein.
USC may only submit ONE application in response to this solicitation. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White (
NSF indicates that a Letter of Intent is NOT REQUIRED and a full proposal is due by October 25, 2017. For more information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17587/nsf17587.htm