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Marine Facilities Planning Page

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Marine Facilities Planning

The purpose of these Marine Facilities Planning web pages is to allow scientists to make applications for marine facilities in support of marine science.

Scientists who have secured science funding from NERC, or from a non-NERC peer-reviewed source (eg. the EU or NSF) or from commissioned research, can bid to NERC for 'free at the point of use' access to: NERC ships, the National Marine Equipment Pool (NMEP), NMF-SS technical staff and equipment support facilities.

There are currently two types of applications:

  • The Ship-time and Equipment application form (SME Profile).
  • The Marine Equipment only application form (ME Profile).

Before applying for marine facilities you must have made an application for research and 'superstructure' (ie. the cost of all technician and equipment support) funding. Funding applications cannot be made via the Marine Facilities Planning web site but must have been made on the NERC Funding Page.

Access to the Marine Facilities Planning web pages is provided by the menus on the left side navigation bar.
Public access to the site provides :

  • Information about the Marine Facilities Planning process.
    Select an option from the 'Help Menu'.

  • A read only review of specific Cruise Profiles.
    A Profile is a collection of online forms which are used in the Application, Planning and Post-Cruise Assessment of a research cruise.
    Specific Profiles can be selected on the 'Listing and Sorting Profiles Page'.
    Go to the 'Listing and Sorting Profiles Page' by selecting a Profile list option from the 'View Profiles Menu' on the left.


  • The Programme of cruises by specific years. Please view the current Programme.
    Or select the required Programme year from the options in the 'View Profiles Menu'.

  • A summary of recent applications. List Profiles.

To make an application for marine facilities - you must be a registered user of the Marine Facilities Planning tool.
Registered access (after logging in) to the site allows :

  • The Principal Investigator to create and manage their application Profiles.

General Enquires

We appreciate that some people will require further information or assistance when completing their application. In that case, at any stage, please do not hesitate to contact us for help or clarification.

In the first instance all general enquiries regarding Marine Planning should be directed to:

Beth Woodward
Marine Planning Officer
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Swindon Head Office
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SWINDON, Wiltshire. SN2 1EU, UK
Tel: 01793 442597
Fax: 01793 411545
Email: 
 

Enquiries regarding British Antarctic Survey cruises should be directed to:

Randolph Sliester
Programme and Operation Manager
British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
High Cross,
Madingley Road
CAMBRIDGE, CB3 0ET, UK
Tel: 01223 221 456
Email: 

Enquiries regarding how to use this web site, your application or equipment specification should be directed to:

Colin Day
Programme Manager
National Marine Facilities Sea Systems (NMFSS)
National Oceanography Centre
University of Southampton, Waterfront Campus
European Way
SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 3ZH, UK
Tel: 023 8059 6109
Fax: 023 8059 6267
Email: 
 

Enquiries regarding on going cruises should be directed to:

Programme Planning Team
Cruise Programme Planning Technical Operations
National Marine Facilities Sea Systems (NMFSS)
National Oceanography Centre
University of Southampton, Waterfront Campus
European Way
SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 3ZH, UK
Tel: 023 8059 6381
Email: 
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