Shipboard Technical Support

Shipboard Technical Support (STS) provides specialized expertise, personnel, instrumentation and support services to scientists that use oceanographic research vessels.

STS also designs, builds and sells specialized equipment and instruments unavailable on the commercial market.

STS is composed of groups that each provide a distinct set of services and expertise:

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Business Office

Located at the Nimitz Marine Facility, provides internal business services.

Computing Resources Group

Manages and maintains STS computing resources.

Oceanographic Data Facility

Provides hydrographic measurements and support services.

Shipboard Electronics Group

Designs and develops instrumentation; Maintains and repairs electronic equipment.

Marine Research Technician (ResTech) Group

Oversees deck operations; Manages mechanical instrumentation

Shipboard Geophysical Group

Provides seismic services.

Calibration Facilities

Provides temperature and pressure calibrations


CLIVAR/WOCE Hydrographic Data Office