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Arctic Logistical Support

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Arctic Research Support and Logistics Services  (CH2M Hill Constructors, Inc.)

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The Arctic Research Support and Logistics (RSL) program assists the field component of research projects in the Arctic. The program’s Arctic logistics contractor CH2M HILL Polar Services (formerly known as VECO Polar Resources) provides logistics support to NSF-funded researchers. The Arctic RSL program also funds base support of the Arctic Research Consurtium of the United States, Toolik Field Station, the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium, procurement and maintenance of instrumentation on the USCG Cutter Healy, and the development of a digital elevation model of the Kuparuk Watershed in northern Alaska.

NSF Award:  0520837 

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