URI to Operate New $120M Ocean Research Vessel

The University of Rhode Island (URI), a Council member, recently announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium, led by URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography, to operate a new oceanographic research ship. The research ship is valued at over $100 million and is one of only three such vessels in the nation.

Bruce Corliss, Dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography, said, “This is tremendous news for the Consortium members, URI, and the state of Rhode Island. This new ship and our consortium will provide cutting edge technology and exciting new opportunities for research, education and outreach in ocean science and exploration.”

The New England Council congratulates the University of Rhode Island on being selected to operate this research vessel and commends the university’s longtime leadership in the field of oceanography. Read more in the Providence Business Journal and  The University of Rhode Island  Website .

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