THE MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION COMPENDIUM
BILATERAL / EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
First Update; pages 657-661
Done at Washington, D.C. 14 June 1993 and Strasbourg 1 July 1993
Entered into force 1 July 1993, effective 1 October 1993
Primary source citation: Copy of text provided by the U.S. Department of State
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION IN WASHINGTON, D.C., FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE EUROPEAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION IN STRASBOURG, FRANCE ON THE PARTICIPATION OF THE EUROPEAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION CONSORTIUM IN THE OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM AS A REGULAR MEMBER
Accordingly, the National Science Foundation and the European Science Foundation endorse continued cooperation in ocean drilling activities during the period 1 October 1993 to 30 September 2003, in accordance with the following articles:
"Article 1 - MEMBERSHIP STATUS
"Article 2 - DURATION
"Article 3 - SCIENTIFIC PLANNING
Scientific planning and direction of the Ocean Drilling Program shall be the responsibility of JOIDES. The Consortium will be a member of JOIDES with the right to be represented on each committee, panel, or working group thereof. International membership and representation in JOIDES is restricted to regular members, including consortia, but excluding the individual members of consortia. The contractors will submit, to the Executive Committee of JOIDES, the annual program plan and budgets for approval prior to their adoption by the National Science Foundation.
"Article 4 - OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM COUNCIL
The Council shall serve as a consultative body reviewing financial, managerial, and other matters involving the overall support of the Ocean Drilling Program. The Council shall provide a forum for exchange of views among the contributing countries. No formal voting procedures will be established.
The National Science Foundation representative will serve as permanent Chairman of the Council. A formal agenda will be prepared for each meeting and written records of each meeting will be kept. The National Science Foundation will provide secretariat services to the Council. The Council will normally meet once each year. The annual meeting shall include a financial report and discussion, an audit report, a review of scientific and technical achievements for the past year, draft program plans and budgets for the coming year, and other topics of mutual interest. Normally, all regular meetings of the Council will be scheduled in conjunction with the JOIDES Executive Committee meeting for review and approval of the annual program plans and budgets.
Liaison representatives of prime contractors and important scientific planning entities will be available to the Council.
"Article 5 - RIGHT TO MAKE PROPOSALS; DATA PRIVILEGES
Site surveys may be contributed by the Consortium as its scientific interests and available resources allow. Site survey requirements will be identified by JOIDES.
"Article 6 - VISA AND CUSTOMS FACILITATION
"Article 7 - PARTICIPATION ON BOARD THE ODP DRILLSHIP The Science Operations Contractor, with the advice of JOIDES, selects the scientific team for each cruise. It is expected that approximately half of the scientists invited to serve as co-chief scientists will be representatives of the United States. It is expected that a scientist representing the Consortium will be invited to serve as co-chief scientist on an equal numerical basis with all other non-U.S. partners. The Consortium has the right to have a scientist represented in the shipboard scientific staff on each cruise of the ODP drillship. Normally, space will be available for two scientists representing the Consortium on the research cruises of the ODP drillship. It is recognized that some cruises may be of special scientific interest to Consortium scientists and increased participation by scientists of the Consortium on these cruises may be appropriate. At a minimum, total participation over the term of the Ocean Drilling Program will be proportional to the Consortium's contribution to Program costs.
"Article 8 - INITIAL REPORTS OF THE OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM Scientists from the Consortium will have access, through the Consortium, to Ocean Drilling Program data and core samples. The Consortium will endeavor to ensure that the participating Consortium scientists and institutions shall provide the scientific data resulting from site surveys and laboratory analyses in time for preparation of the "Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program or their equivalent. One hundred copies of each volume of the official scientific publications will be provided to the European Science Foundation for free distribution among scientific establishments in the Consortium. These volumes may be published in the Consortium member countries in full or in part, without payments to or additional agreements with the United States. The Consortium will provide the National Science Foundation with copies of all publications from the Consortium that are based on program material.
"Article 9 - FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION
The financial contribution of all participants will be commingled to support the total program costs. "Program costs" are determined by the National Science Foundation, and are those costs incurred in support of contractors performing functions for joint planning and operations of the Ocean Drilling Program, and program direction and management costs incurred by the National Science Foundation which relate to international participation. Activities which may be carried out by the National Science Foundation's contractors in direct support of United States scientific undertakings are not program costs and will not be funded from commingled accounts.
"Article 10 - SALARIES, TRAVEL, AND EXPENSES
"Article 11 - CONSULTATION
"Article 12 - TERMINATION NOTICE
by: [Signature] Professor Peter Fricker Secretary General European Science Foundation
by: [Signature] Frederick M. Bernthal Acting Director National Science Foundation
on: July 1, 1993
on: June 14, 1993
ANNEX to the Memorandum of Understanding Between the National Science Foundation and the European Science Foundation on the Participation of the European Science Foundation Consortium in the Ocean Drilling Program as a Regular Member
Financial Contribution for U.S. Fiscal Year 1994
The European Science Foundation will support the Ocean Drilling Program with a total contribution of United States two million nine hundred fifty thousand dollars (U.S. $2,950,000) in cash for the period October 1, 1993 to September 30, 1994, calculated at the rate of $245,833.33 per month of drilling operations. Should the Ocean Drilling Program be terminated before September 30, 1994, the European Science Foundation will be reimbursed at the rate of $245,833.33 for each month of curtailment. Payment shall be made in four equal installments on or about January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1, 1994. Should the European Science Foundation Consortium withdraw from the program under the terms of Article 12 above, no refunds of contributions will be made.
Contributions for subsequent years will be adjusted in proportion to actual changes in program costs experienced in the Ocean Drilling Program, as determined by the National Science Foundation.
[Signature] Professor Peter Fricker Secretary General European Science Foundation
[Signature] Frederick M. Bernthal Acting Director National Science Foundation
July 1, 1993 Date
June 14, 1993 Date