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Awardee:UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Doing Business As Name:University of Miami
PD/PI:
  • Miguel McKinney
  • (305) 421-7131
  • mmckinney@rsmas.miami.edu
Award Date:06/17/2021
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 93,807
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 93,807
  • FY 2021=$93,807
Start Date:07/01/2021
End Date:06/30/2022
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.050
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science: Research Vessel FG. Walton Smith SSSE
Federal Award ID Number:2115249
DUNS ID:152764007
Parent DUNS ID:004146619
Program:OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTRUMENTATION
Program Officer:
  • James Holik
  • (703) 292-7711
  • jholik@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:4600 RICKENBACKER CSWY
City:Key Biscayne
State:FL
ZIP:33149-1031
County:Key Biscayne
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:27

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of Miami
Street:4600 Rickenbacker Cswy
City:Miami
State:FL
ZIP:33149-1031
County:Key Biscayne
Country:US
Cong. District:27

Abstract at Time of Award

A request is made to fund new instrumentation for the R/V Walton Smith, a 96,’ general purpose regional vessel operated and owned by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) as part of the US Academic Fleet. These vessels are scheduled by the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS). R/V Walton Smith conducts a substantial portion of her operations in the near shore waters of South Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, providing scientific information relevant to major environmental initiatives. R/V Walton Smith completed 35 days in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. In 2021, the vessel is scheduled to sail 105 days with 33% (35 days) of the schedule for NSF. With this proposal, Miami provides technical descriptions and rationale for the acquisition of the following Oceanographic Instrumentation: Applanix POS MV OceanMaster Broader Impacts The principal impact of the present proposal is under Merit Review Criterion 2 of the Proposal Guidelines (NSF 19-602). It provides infrastructure support for scientists to use the vessel and its shared-use instrumentation in support of their NSF-funded oceanographic research projects (which individually undergo separate review by the relevant research program of NSF). The acquisition, maintenance and operation of shared-use instrumentation allows NSF-funded researchers from any US university or lab access to working, calibrated instruments for their research, reducing the cost of that research, and expanding the base of potential researchers. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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