SWATH: Calm seas for oceanography



Members of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) are scheduled to meet this fall in workshops across the country to review 11 conceptual designs for four classes of vessels. From among these designs, UNOLS hopes to realize, by the mid-1990s, four new large vessels, the first of the new generation of research ships to usher seagoing oceanography into the 21st century.