Project Instructions Template - 2018
All field projects aboard a NOAA ship are described by formal Project Instructions which detail a project’s requirements, responsibilities of the parties involved, and various operational and administrative details. Once signed by officials in OMAO/Marine Operations and the requesting program, the Project Instructions serve as an agreement between these entities. Certain additional forms and procedures are also a necessary part of project preparation and execution. The Chief Scientist retains primary responsibility for preparing and submitting the Project Instructions and related material. Execution of the project as described is the joint responsibility of the Chief Scientist and Commanding Officer of the ship. This template is intended to guide the Chief Scientist in preparing a Project Instruction.