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UNITED STATES ANTARCTIC PROGRAM New Investigator Workshop: Services and Resources provided by Raytheon Polar Services Company Rob Edwards 21 August 2006. OVERVIEW. Role of Prime Contractor Raytheon Polar Services organization Proposal preparation (USAP web portal)

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UNITED STATES ANTARCTIC PROGRAMNew Investigator Workshop:

Services and Resources provided by Raytheon Polar Services Company

Rob Edwards

21 August 2006


Overview
OVERVIEW

  • Role of Prime Contractor

  • Raytheon Polar Services organization

  • Proposal preparation (USAP web portal)

  • Proposal review (ORW – POLAR ICE)

  • Funded science support requirements (SIP – POLAR ICE)


Role of rpsc in the u s antarctic program
Role of RPSC in the U.S. ANTARCTIC PROGRAM

  • PRIME CONTRACTOR TO THE NSF-OPP

    • People and Skills to keep Stations operating

      • >300 full-time, >1000 contract workers

    • Provide Basic Services to Science Projects

      • Planning and Preparation

      • Transportation

      • Equipment and Supplies, both Lab and Field

      • Information Services and Communications

    • Work with Specialty Organizations, for example

      • NY Air National Guard

      • Ken Borek Air

      • Petroleum Helicopters International

      • Edison Chouest Offshore

      • SPAWARS

      • Biospherical Instruments, Inc.

      • UNAVCO



Rpsc organization
RPSC Organization

  • HEADQUARTERS IN DENVER, CO

    • Finance, Human Resources, Medical, Travel/Deployment, Environment/Health/Safety

  • AREA DIRECTORATES

    • McMurdo

    • South Pole

    • Palmer

  • FUNCTIONAL DEPARTMENTS

    • Supply Chain Management

    • Facilities, Engineering, Maintenance, Construction

    • Information Technology/Communications

    • Science Support


Science support
SCIENCE SUPPORT

  • SCIENCE SUPPORT

    • Laboratories

    • Field

    • Marine

    • Planning Support


Resources
RESOURCES

  • RPSC Planning Support Managers

  • Web Page: http://www.usap.gov/

    • Program Services

      • Season Schedule

      • Marine Science: Ship Schedules

      • Crary Lab Floor Plan

      • Field Manual

      • Information Security

      • Traveling to Antarctica

    • USAP Participant Guide


Proposals
PROPOSALS

  • https://polarice.usap.gov/app/login/index.cfm

  • Proposals should include an Operational Requirements Worksheet (ORW)

  • ORW is produced using POLAR ICE software, linked through Fastlane

    • Allow sufficient time

    • Use the tutorial, help files, and online help

    • Be as thorough and accurate as possible


Support information
SUPPORT INFORMATION

  • Once funded, project specific planning may begin a year or more in advance

  • Support Information Package (SIP) due 15 April

  • Similar to ORW, SIP is produced using POLAR ICE

  • SIP should reflect ORW, only more detail



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