The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will operate a new center to provide seafloor seismographs and technical support to the U.S. academic community beginning in August 1, 2018. The new Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Center (OBSIC) will be housed at WHOI under a 5-year cooperative agreement, with John Collins serving as Director. The OBSIC replaces the Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool. This OBSIP website is no longer updated and will be removed in July 2019.
OBSIP projects are primarily funded through National Science Foundation grants. Within NSF, there are several organizations that support research that incorporate the use of OBSIP NSF Instruments. The primary sources of funding for researchers intending to use OBSIP Instruments are:
Ocean Sciences (OCE) core programs:
Marine Geosciences (Marine Geology & Geophysics, Ocean Drilling Program) possible Physical Oceanography (PO) applications