FSUCML New Research Vessel

The FSUCML is pleased to announce that Geo Shipyard, Inc. (New Iberia, LA) won the bid to build our new 63-ft research vessel. Marine architects Dejong and Lebet, Inc. (Jacksonville, FL) developed the preliminary design for this aluminum hull catamaran with input from faculty across the FSU campus, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS).

The Office of Research provided $1.6 million towards vessel construction. Gifts from Danfoss Turbicor, Inc., and the Dobes Family Foundation Inc. will go towards the purchase of a remotely operated vehicle for underwater research and a Zodiac tender vessel for the new ship, respectively.

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