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TABLE 1

The UNOLS Fleet

 

1972

1996

Operating Institution

Name

Length (feet)

Name

Length (feet)

University of Alaska

Acona

85

Alpha Helix

133

Scripps Inst. of Oceanography

Melville

245

Melville

279

Agassiz

150

New Horizon

170

Oconostota

100

Robert G. Sproul

125

Scripps

95

Roger Revelle

274

T. Washington

209

 

 

Alpha Helix

133

 

 

University of Hawaii

Kana Keoki

156

Moana Wave

210

Teritu

90

 

 

Oregon State University

Yaquina

180

Wecoma

185

Cayuse

80

 

 

University of Southern California

Velero IV

110

 

 

University of Washington

T.G. Thompson

209

T.G. Thompson

274

Hoh

65

C.A. Barnes

66

Onar

65

 

 

Stanford University

Proteus

100

 

 

Lamont-Doherty

Conrad

209

Maurice Ewing

239

Verna

202

 

 

Duke University

Eastward

118

Cape Hatteras

135

Florida State University

Tursiops

65

 

 

Skidaway Institute

Kit Jones

64

Blue Fin (for Georgia System)

72

Johns Hopkins

R. Warfield

106

 

 

Maury

65

 

 

University of Miami

Gillis

209

Columbus Iselin

170

Calanus

64

Calanus

68

Iselin

170

 

 

Nova

Gulf Stream

55

 

 

University of Rhode Island

Trident

180

Endeavor

184

Texas A&M University

Alaminos

180

Gyre

182

Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.

Knorr

245

Knorr

279

Atlantis H

210

Atlantis H

210

Gosnold

99

Oceanus

177

Chain

213

Atlantis

274

University of Michigan

Inland Seas

114

Laurentian

80

Mysis

50

 

 

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Inst.

 

 

Seward Johnson

204

 

 

Edwin Link

168

 

 

Sea Diver

113

Moss Landing Marine Laboratory

 

 

Point Sur

135

University of Delaware

 

 

Cape Henlopen

120

Bermuda Biological Station

 

 

Weatherbird H

115

Louisiana U. Marine Consortium

 

 

Pelican

105

University of Texas

 

 

Longhorn

105

 

SOURCE: UNOLS (1972) and Anonymous (1996).

to coordinate ships' schedules and to focus on the replacement of federally funded vessels. Early on, the Research Vessels Operators Council (RVOC), which had existed for some time, was incorporated into UNOLS to serve as an expert advisory group directly involved with the operation of vessels. During the first year, UNOLS' efforts began to focus on the development of coastal ships, uniform standards of operation, foreign clearances, uniformity of technical services, national facilities, and of course, the fleet replacement. Attention was also directed to specialized facilities. These included the expeditionary vessel Alpha Helix, the deep submersible, Alvin, Scripps aircraft, and other unique facilities that would be available to the entire oceanographic community.

During the first years of its operation, UNOLS membership changed. Stanford, Florida State, and Nova dropped out, while Texas, Delaware, and Moss Landing became members. Associate memberships (non-ship operators) were created in order to involve more of the research community.



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