For Prospective Investigators

The R/V Marcus G. Langseth has demonstrated the ability to perform multichannel seismological research, as well as other specialized and general oceanographic research. If you are thinking about a cruise on the vessel, do not hesitate to contact the Marine Office at LDEO. The technical staff is happy to help with ship operations, scientific capabilities and planning, as well as general requirements and questions.

RV Langseth - Regional Framework Plan for Marine Seismics

The deep crustal regional framework is designed to reduce overall data acquisition costs, and:

  • Provide guidance about when to submit proposals for research in a particular area.
  • Encourage investigators (both US and potential international teams) with new ideas for work along the path to submit a proposal that could mesh geographically (modest transit) with the framework path.
  • Provide rotating access to all regions of scientific interest within a timeframe of several years.
The framework can flex somewhat in response to demand. NSF proposals for projects along the path should be submitted about 18-30 months prior to potential cruise dates. Details of the path can evolve but the main regions are expected to be retained. Length of time in one region will reflect demand and science timeliness considerations for the next region(s) along the path. The vision for this framework is that it can guide planning ~4 years into the future. Subsequent path route(s) will be announced approximately biennially, based on NSF understanding of projected interest areas and MLSOC input.

The scheduling of the Langseth is coordinated through UNOLS. After submission the Marine Office Technical Manager will contact you.

Visit this site to request time aboard the R/V Marcus G. Langseth, UNOLS Vessel Request Form.

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For Non-UNOLS operations, please contact the office.