Explanation of usage rates
Research vessel usage rates are calculated to include crew, fuel, food, standard shipboard technical services and limited port logistics. To obtain a quote for ship rates and discuss ship availability, contact the Scripps Ship Scheduling Office.
R/V Roger Revelle and R/V Sally Ride
Ship use is charged per operating day, which is any calendar day or fractional calendar day at sea, or in any port other than the Scripps Nimitz Marine Facility. This billing practice is consistent with the policy of UNOLS (University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System).
R/V Robert Gordon Sproul
As a Coastal Class research vessel, usage is charged on a 24-hour day basis (as opposed to a calendar day basis), with a one day minimum.
For example, a trip that departs San Diego at 0800 and returns the following calendar day at 0700 will be billed for one day's use. This billing practice is consistent with the policy of UNOLS (University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System).
New for Calendar Year 2019
Starting in 2019, we will charge for days involved in loading or offloading at the Nimitz Marine Facility. This change is required by federal regulations, and is consistent with the policy of UNOLS (University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System). More information is provided by this transmittal from the UNOLS office.
Questions? Call the SIO Ship Scheduling Office (858) 534-2841.