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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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