Episode 1: Forging the future of ocean science
Oregon State University is forging the future of science by designing and delivering the next generation of ships to advance coastal science. These Regional Class Research Vessels (RCRVs) will be cutting-edge platforms that provide scientists and educators access to the marine realm. The first of three new ships we are building, which CEOAS will operate, will replace R/V Oceanus.
Episode 2: How do you design a ship for science?
The Regional Class Research Vessels are under construction at Bollinger Shipyards in Houma, LA. These 3 vessels have been designed to serve the oceanographic communityâs needs and aspirations to answer some of the worldâs most pressing questions about climate, pollution, ocean acidification, the deep sea, and much more.
Building a ship anytime is challenging, but building ships for research has added requirements for facilitating science at seaâthis means designing a floating laboratory that is stable, reliable, efficient, and equipped with advanced instruments for studying the ocean today and into the future.
Watch as engineers, naval architects, and program leads unite to ensure the next fleet of vessels meet the needs of the research community.