Proposals for field campaigns that include deployment of an ARM Mobile Facility (AMF), the Mobile Aerosol Observing System (MAOS), or ARM Aerial Facility (AAF) operations are solicited annually and are reviewed by the ARM Science Board. The Board also reviews proposals for fixed site or offsite campaigns with costs to the ARM Facility are greater than $300k; however, note that limited funding is available to support such campaigns.
Campaign proposals should be submitted 18-24 months before the proposed start date; additional lead time can be considered for campaigns which require international coordination.
Proposals are accepted from any member of the scientific research community. The first step in proposing a field campaign is to submit a preproposal—a short summary of the proposed campaign and requested resources.
The preproposal will be reviewed by the ARM Infrastructure Management Board (IMB), who will evaluate use of the facility, potential collaborations, costs, logistics, safety, and mission relevance and decide whether to invite a full proposal. Only invited full proposals will be sent for review by the ARM Science Board.