Research Vessels

Research vessel Roger Revelle

R/V ROGER REVELLE

Global-Class, general-purpose research vessel capable of long-duration missions in extreme environments worldwide.

Research vessel Sally Ride offshore of La Jolla, California.

R/V SALLY RIDE

Ocean-Class, general-purpose research vessel.

Research vessel Robert Gordon Sproul

R/V ROBERT GORDON SPROUL

Regional general-purpose research vessel serves research and education missions offshore California and the US West Coast.

Research vessel Bob and Betty Beyster

R/V BOB AND BETTY BEYSTER

A purpose-built coastal research vessel designed for efficient operations offshore Southern California and throughout the Channel Islands. 

Emeritus Vessels

The Floating Instrument Platform FLIP deployed at sea.

FLIP

The Floating Instrument Platform is a 355-foot-long manned spar buoy designed as a stable research platform for oceanographic research.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research vessel Melville

Emeritus vessel: R/V MELVILLE

After a distinguished 45-year service life, R/V Melville was retired from the U.S. Academic Research Fleet following her final cruise in September 2014.

 

 

 

Research vessel New Horizon

 

 

 


Emeritus vessel: R/V NEW HORIZON

Intermediate-Class, general-purpose research vessel capable of working throughout the Pacific Ocean.