Healy - Email and Data Transfer for Underway Science Personnel


E-mail Capabilities and Limitations -

The Healy Shipboard Science Network provides 7x24 e-mail delivery with your shipboard e-mail account. The e-mail address while on Healy will be in the form of firstname.lastname(at)healy.polarscience.net (e.g. paul.smith(at)healy.polarscience.net). The "first name [dot] last name" for your e-mail address is derived from the cruise planning form submitted by the Chief Scientist (http://www.icefloe.net/forms/submitted.php). Please make sure that your name has been spelled correctly on this form. Any changes will need to be made by the Chief Scientist prior to the creation of your email account. Email accounts will be activated one week prior to the leg sailing date.

You are encouraged to set an "Out of Office" notification before you leave your home institution to let people know your temporary email address. Please do not auto-forward your office or personal e-mail accounts to your Healy account. We can generally tell if this occurs and we will ask you to turn it off or we may block it at our shore server.
A good example to use is: "I am presently at sea on the Coast Guard Cutter Healy. I will be away from my desk between mm/dd/yy and mm/dd/yy. During this time you may address email to me at the following address: “first.last(at)healy.polarscience.net.” While on board Healy my e-mail has a size restriction of 400Kb. Please limit e-mail sent to this address to necessary correspondence which must be seen before I return." The default size limitation is set to 3Mb in lower latitudes and 400Kb in higher latitudes in order to keep mail flowing smoothly. As such, e-mail should be limited to necessary correspondence.

Network Availability -

The Healy Shipbard Science Network provides multiple network drops in science workspaces for Science party users to connect personal laptops and other visiting equipment. Please ensure your laptop software and antivirus clients are updated before you leave home. Consider buying and bringing an external USB drive to backup your machine while you're here. Please do not plan on using any internet based disk drives, iDisks or similar network storage solutions to synchronize data between your laptop and shore. There is also 802.11b/g wireless access to the Shipboard Science Network in berthing and Science workspaces so plan on bringing your wireless enabled laptop or pc card

File Transfers (FTP) Availability -

We can move files between the ship and shore by FTP if necessary. File transfer is allowed from the public workstations while we have internet connectivity. At high latitudes we make provisions for file transfers via our shore facility using Iridium. Due to the very limited bandwidth over Iridium this must be coordinated with the on board network technician. Should you need to transfer files to, or pickup files from the Healy, you may contact ESUSeattleScience(at)uscg.mil for instructions. Persons on board Healy should contact the on board systems administrator for instructions.

Authorization for User Accounts -

Science Network user accounts may be created after being authorized by one the following:
• Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard icebreaker
• Coast Guard Pacific Area icebreaker Program Manager
• Chief Scientist of the current Science mission

In accordance with FISMA regulations, users must be US citizens. Alternately, non-citizens must be vetted by Coast Guard Pacific Area or Coast Guard Headquarters offices. Granting officials must verify either US citizenship or proper vetting before authorizing the account. User accounts requests may be made by the following methods:

• Science planning form on IceFloe.net
• E-mail to embarked ESU admin, with CC to ESU Science Branch Chief

Accounts will be reviewed at the end of the cruise year and removed or disabled.

Click here to view Shipboard Science Network information.