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Grants List


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University of Southern California, Department of Biological Sciences

The Deep Subsurface Biosphere at North Pond

This grant to the University of Southern California will provide funds to accomplish the major technical engineering, installation of the physical framework, and instrument acquisition needed to set up the seafloor and subseafloor observatory systems at North Pond in the Atlantic Ocean. This instrumentation infrastructure will supplement the proposed drilling operations which include coring sediment and basalt and establishing the physical and technological framework for long-term manipulative experiments and measurements for this system.

Title: The Deep Subsurface Biosphere at North Pond
Date Awarded: Nov 2007
Amount: $3,900,000
Term: 23 months
Grant ID: GBMF1609
Funding Area: Science, Special Projects in Science