Provides advice to Sikuliaq operations regarding optimum use of the vessel in furthering marine research.
Addresses user concerns. On at least an annual basis, the SSC will actively solicit,
review and assess comments from scientific users to identify issues that warrant the
operator's attention and to recommend adjustments to ship policy or procedures. The
review will be conducted based on the Chief Scientists’ evaluations submitted to UNOLS
and by committee members soliciting comments from the ship users. The review is intended
to engage the science community to ensure that the technical and operational support
provided by Sikuliaq is optimal.
Monitors issues related to operation in the Arctic such as NSF Principles for the
Conduct of Research in the Arctic. The SSC will provide and advise Sikuliaq operators and the science community on effective means of outreach and will facilitate
Encourages technology expansion and upgrades. The SSC will, on a continuing basis,
maintain awareness of advances in technology that enhance the scientific sampling
capabilities of the vessel. The SSC will also provide guidance on science systems
of opportunity, which may be installed onboard the vessel but that are supported by
groups other than Sikuliaq's Shipboard Science Systems Support Group. The SSC will provide guidance on, and prepare,
the annual NSF Oceanographic Instrumentation and the Shipboard Scientific Support
Equipment proposals. The SSC will solicit suggestions on science equipment from the
Reports on its activities at least annually. Reports shall be made available to the
UNOLS membership and to the UNOLS Council at regularly scheduled Council meetings
upon request and provided to the science community.
Bradley Moran (Dean of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences)