Step 2 . Examination. 1 year before the cruise.


The National Committee for the Coastal Fleet (CNFC) examines all the cruise requests.
The CNFC assess and ranks the cruise requests according to their degree of scientific interest. 
The CNFC comprises eighteen assessors who cover most of the scientific fields.
The CNFC summarizes the assessments made by outside experts and by a member of the CNFC.


1 year before the cruise.