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OSU to lead project rejuvenating U.S. research fleet

Posted: Thursday, Jan 31st, 2013


The 177-foot R/V Oceanus, formerly operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, was acquired by Oregon State University last year as a temporary replacement for its recently retired research vessel, the Wecoma. OSU has been selected to lead the design and coordinate the construction of as many as three new coastal research vessels to bolster the marine science research capabilities of the United States. One of those ships could eventually replace Oceanus. (File photo)


The National Science Foundation has notified Oregon State University that it will be the lead institution on a project to finalize the design and coordinate the construction of as many as three new coastal research vessels to bolster the marine science research capabilities of the United States.

For the complete article see the 01-31-2013 issue.



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