Photo of the Week: R/V Roger Revelle, Returned


Scripps Oceanography research vessel Roger Revelle stands ready at the Nimitz Marine Facility pier, back in San Diego Bay for the first time in more than four years.

The global class research vessel has been carrying out scientific missions around the Pacific and Indian oceans since early 2013 and it's only home for a brief stop. R/V Roger Revelle heads to out sea next week to gather data on the California Current Ecosystem during a month-long cruise for biological oceanographer Mark Ohman and a team of other Scripps researchers. (Learn more about the NSF-funded California Current Ecosystem Long Term Ecological Research (CCE-LTER).)

And later in the year, R/V Roger Revelle will head to the Pacific Northwest to support a series of projects on the Cascadia subduction zone, the Juan de Fuca seafloor spreading center, and the Ocean Observatories Initiative, America's NSF-funded cabled ocean observatory offshore Washington and Oregon.

Roger Revelle (1909-1991), the ship's namesake, was director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1951 to 1964. Long associated with the University of California, Revelle's vision and energies led to the establishment of the UC San Diego campus in 1960.

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