Research ship plans for 1985”1987

Authors

  • George Shor Jr

    1. UNOLS National Expeditionary Planning Committee, University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA 92093
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Abstract

The University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS), representing operators of American academic research ships, has established a National Expeditionary Planning Committee to coordinate planning of research ship cruises to remote areas, multi-ship operations, and operations requiring fixed schedules of work. One essential part of this is to provide predictions of the areas in which the major research ships are likely to operate to make it possible for scientific investigators to do their own planning. This is, of course, a circular process: Some marine scientists have told us of their plans; these have resulted in tentative schedules. We hope that other investigators will fit their plans into these schedules to use the ships more efficiently and to avoid unproductive transit time.