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Laurentian Ship Operations

0070865<br/>Goad<br/><br/>The University of Michigan Ann Arbor will operate the R/V Laurentian during 2000 as a general oceanographic research vessel in support of NSF-supported research projects. The Laurentian is a 80 ft. vessel, constructed in 1974, and is owned and operated by The Regents of the University of Michigan. The vessel is scheduled for a total of 199 operational days during 2000, of which 199 days are in support of NSF-supported investigators. The projects scheduled on the Laurentian represent several oceanographic disciplines, including geological and physical oceanography, and will fully utilize the capabilities of the vessel. Operations in 2000 will take place on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.<br/><br/>The Laurentian is part of a fleet of ships used by the National Science Foundation in support of marine science research. Most oceanographic projects require highly specialized equipment to be permanently installed on the vessel, thus the necessity for specialized ships. These vessels do not operate in the same mode as general cargo/fishing vessels. As a result, NSF supports the operation of a variety of ships specifically dedicated to oceanographic research that are operated by universities and institutions around the country.<br/>***

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