Senate eliminates funding for AGOR 25


  • Anonymous


The Senate Defense Appropriations Sub-committee, chaired by Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii), has deleted $47.5 million in funding that was appropriated for construction of the AGOR 25, a state-of-the art ship on which oceanographers were to carry out first-rate science, including global change research. The ship was to be built with U.S. Navy funds and operated within the U.S. academic fleet by a UNOLS institution. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) was awarded the operations contract for the AGOR 25 in July 1991. The Senate passed the funding bill on October 21, and it will go to conference within the next 2 weeks.