Pioneer Array – Questions and Answers

1. What is the deadline for applications for the Phase 1 Innovations Lab?

Applications are due by midnight, January 31, 2021 (your local time).

2. Will the required NEPA assessment and permitting needs for any relocation be funded by NSF separately or will these (potentially costly and time-consuming) needs be carved out of O&M expenses for OOI ?

All NEPA assessments and permits (and stakeholder inputs) will need to be completed, and therefore paid for. As these costs are part of operations, and WHOI will continue to be the Pioneer Array operator, NSF will work with the OOI facility on such matters.

3. What time of day will the March 15-19 Phase I Innovations Labs be held?

The Innovations Lab agenda is currently in development and the schedule is subject to change. However, the tentative schedule is to start at 11:00 am and run until approximately 4:00 pm ET on Monday through Thursday. Friday will be a shorter day, starting at 11:00 am and lasting a couple of hours.

Last Updated: January 29, 2021