Dear Valued SSC Members,
Partners, and Liaisons:
The Ship Structure Committee
(SSC) is pleased to announce the beginning of the 2020 Project
We are looking for your
insightful ideas and enthusiasm toward a successful year of improving the
safety of life at sea through ship structures related research. By
February 28, 2020, the SSC is seeking research
ideas which fall within these four focus areas:
Monitoring, Longevity, and Lifetime Extension
Construction, Operations, Technologies, and Effects
Materials and Manufacturing
More detail on the focus areas, as well as
some examples can be found HERE. Due to limited funding, only ideas which
fall within one of the four focus areas will be
considered by the Committee.
**Please consider the following when
submitting your research project recommendations.
- Fiscal Limitation: The SSC typically funds
one or two projects each year (approximately $100k per project).
- Timeline Information: Please submit all
research recommendations electronically to me, the Executive Director, (Braden.L.Rostad@uscg.mil) no
later than February 28, 2019.
The compiled research recommendations will be distributed to the SSC
members very soon after the due date for evaluation. The Committee
will establish the 2020 priorities when it meets in March 2020.
The selected projects should begin the contracting phase in June 2019.
- Submittal Instructions:
* Use the template/outline format HERE
* Do not include proprietary information
* MS Word Document
(.doc, .docx) format only will be accepted
* Do not include any graphics, tables,
* Keep the task descriptions brief -
entire document no more than 4 pages
Submitters will be notified if their research project recommendation has
been selected for funding with details on the bidding process.
Please note that selection of project recommendations reflect the
SSC's judgment that there is an immediate need in the recommended field
of vessel structures research. Selection by the Committee
DOES NOT mean the submitter will necessarily be contracted to do the
work. The ten organizations comprising the SSC will determine the
appropriate contract mechanism or researcher to carry out the recommended
project. Upon completion, the research project report, will be
made available to the public on the Ship Structure Committee website, www.shipstructure.org.
Please forward this message to other
interested members of your organization.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your support of the Ship Structure Committee!
Braden Rostad, LT, USCG
Ship Structure Committee
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