Although not technically UNOLS vessels, U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers utilize the UNOLS ship time request forms. Principal Investigators are encouraged to submit a form as early as possible in the planning process. Forms can be downloaded at:
An initial scheduling meeting is held in the fall of the prior year between the Coast Guard and all sponsoring agencies to discuss the feasibility of accomplishing the projects that have a funding commitment. The Coast Guard's primary input is ensuring that the desired projects are feasible purely from an operational standpoint.