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1.Signed on June 10, 1999; Entered into force on June 10, 1999.
This Implementing Arrangement describes the scientific and tech-
nical activities to be undertaken by the National Taiwan Univer-
sity (NTU)/Institute of Oceanography, the designated representa-
tive of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (
TECRO) in the United States, and the Pacific Marine Environment-
al Laboratory (PMEL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad-
ministration (NOAA), the designated representative of the Ameri-
can Institute in Taiwan (AIT). It provides for refurbishment co-
sts for three next generation ATLAS moorings (acquired by NTU
under Implementing Arrangements #1 and #2), technical assistance
for mooring deployment operations in the boreal spring 1999, as
part of the South China Sea Monsoon Experiment (SCSMEX) program,
and the return of a one lent next generation ATLAS mooring syst-
em to PMEL. This project is conducted under the Agreement for
Technical Cooperation in Ocean Climate Research between AIT and

The Taiwan Relations Act, 22 USC 3301 - 3316, authorizes agenci-
es of the United States Government to perform services for, and
to accept funds in payment from TECRO via AIT.

The National Climate Program Act, 15 USC 2901-2908, authorizes
the Secretary of Commerce to perform oceanic studies.

Under 15 USC 1525, the Secretary of Commerce is authorized to
make special studies on matters within the authority to the Dep-
artment, upon payment of the actual or estimated cost of such
special work.

The activities described in this Implementing Arrangement will
be carried out under the general terms and conditions establish-
ed by the Agreement between TECRO and AIT for Scientific and Te-
chnical Cooperation in Ocean Climate Research. This Implementing
Arrangement is hereby attached to that Agreement and becomes pa-
rt of the Agreement.

The next generation ATLAS buoy was originally designed and fabr-
icated to support the Tropical Atmosphere-Ocean (TAO) Array of
moored ocean buoys in the tropical Pacific. The TAO Array, cons-
isting of nearly 70 moored buoys spanning the equatorial Pacific
, measures oceanographic and surface meteorological variables
critical for improved detection, understanding and prediction of
seasonal-to-interannual climate variations originating in the
tropics, most notably those related to E1 Nino/Southern Oscilla-
tion (ENSO) events. These buoys provide climate researchers, we-
ather prediction centers, and scientists around the world with
real-time data from the tropical Pacific. During the period of
Implementing Arrangement #3, PMEL agrees to provide the followi-


PMEL, on behalf of AIT, as part of the field operations in bore-
al spring 1999, will provide assistance to deploy three next ge-
neration ATLAS moorings in the South China Sea. Costs to TECRO,
or its designated representative, NTU, involve travel (air fare
and per diem pursuant to Federal travel regulations) for one PM-
EL technician to travel to Taiwan for mooring cruise preparatio-
ns and for at sea participation in the deployment cruise itself.
It is assumed that this cruise will be no more than 15 days in


Costs to TECRO, or its designated representative, NTU, incurred
this category relate to refurbishment costs for three next gene-
ration ATLAS moorings acquired by NTU under Implementing Arrang-
ements #1 and #2. Costs to paid by TECRO, or its designated rep-
resentative, are for the replacement of worn out, damaged or ex-
pendable hardware (e.g., steel and nylon cable, anchor, etc.);
repair and preparation of the surface toroid for the next deplo-
yment; replacement of damaged or lost instrumentation (e.g., el-
ectronics tube, temperature modules, etc.); and recalibration of
sensors prior to deployment. These refurbishments will be compl-
eted at the facility of AIT's designated representative, PMEL
where the original NTU moorings will be shipped upon recovery.
Costs to TECRO, or its designated representative, NTU, for nece-
ssary hardware, instrumentation, etc. to perform this service
will be US$30,000.
Shipping of the recovered mooring systems to the facility of AIT
's designated representative, PMEL, and shipping of
the refurbished mooring systems back to Taiwan will be covered
by TECRO or its designated representative. Both surface and air
shipments may be required.


The following details the current costs of spare electronics co-
mponents used in the next generation ATLAS moorings:

Mooring components that may Projected Costs (US$)
require replacement $5,500.00
Electronics Tube $1,100.00
RMY Wind Sensor $850.00
RM Young Siphon
RainguageRontronic Air $900.00
TemperatureRelative Humidity $1,800.00
Temperature/Conductivity Module $900.00$
Temperature/Pressure Module
Eppley PSP Pyranometer 2,400.00
and PIC Board

Additional costs to TECRO, or its designated representative, NTU
, may include spare mooring components to be provided to NTU by
AIT's designated representative, PMEL, under this arrangement.
Exact costs will be determined by actual circumstances or, in
the case of electronics tubes, by irreparable damage that requi-
res component replacement. Shipping of spare components from PM-
EL to NTU will be the responsibility of TECRO, or its designated
representative, NTU, and is not included in this arrangement.

In accordance with the Agreement, PMEL is undertaking this work
on behalf of AIT for TECRO's designated representative, NTU. TE-
CRO, or its designated representative, will reimburse AIT for
all costs incurred in association with this Implementing Arrang-
ement #3, and AIT will pass to PMEL all such reimbursements.

The total cost to TECRO, or its designated representative, NTU,
for activities described in this Implementing Arrangement is mu-
tually agreed to be US $30,000 for refurbishment, plus travel (
pursuant to Federal travel regulations) for one technician, plus
full reimbursement for any spare components provided by PMEL to
NTU. This amount is based upon TECRO or its designated represen-
tative independently paying all shipping charges between the fi-
eld of operations and Seattle, Washington both after recovery
and prior to deployment.

TECRO and AIT acknowledge that the performance of AIT's designa-
te, PMEL, is subject to the availability of PMEL's funds.

No intellectual property considerations are expected to arise in
conjunction with activities described in this Implementing Arra-
ngement. Existing system designs and computer software of the
PMEL next generation ATLAS mooring are in the public domain. Re-
ports, specifications, and computer software prepared under this
Implementing Arrangement will also be in the public domain once
they have been approved in a final form by the NTU and NOAA.

This Implementing Arrangement is effective on the date of the
last signature hereafter. This Implementing Arrangement may be
amended and/or terminated in accordance with the terms of the
Agreement. The estimated completion date for the activities des-
cribed in this Implementing Arrangement is May 31, 2000.

The Taipei Economic and For the American Institute in
Cultural Taiwan
Representative Office in
the United States

Benjamin J. Y. Lo Barbara Schrage
Deputy Representative Deputy Managing Director
06/10/99 05/25/99
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