During January 2006 we learned that the I8S cruise was scheduled for early 2007. Then ensued a year of final planning, putting together the shipboard team, obtaining research clearances, and purchasing and shipping research supplies. The documents accessed from this page provide a look at the initial research proposal itself and others produced during pre-cruise planning.

Pre-Cruise Correspondence

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It all starts with a proposal

A cruise generally starts with a proposal to a funding agency.

This Proposal was submitted to NSF in 2002 and funded the I8S cruise along with other similar cruises.

About the Proposal

PDF of Cruise Proposal