Water: Ocean Survey Vessel
Federal Fleet Schedule and Request Links
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA operates two ships. The Research Vessel Lake Guardian (R/V Lake Guardian) performs operations on the Great Lakes. The Ocean
Survey Vessel Bold (OSV Bold) conducts operations on the East
and West coasts, as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. The mission of
both vessels is to support EPA’s efforts to monitor and assess the health of
the Great Lakes, ocean and coastal waters.
NOAA Marine Operations (OMAO)
OMAO operates a fleet of ships that support a wide range of marine activities including fisheries surveys, nautical charting, and ocean and climate studies.
- Ship Information
- Ship Schedules
- The link will download a copy of the schedule in Excel format and the "ProjectDescriptions" tab will show all scheduled projects with information on sponsor, PI, operating area, and timeframe.
- NOAA Ship Tracker
- Atlantic Fleet Schedule contact
- Pacific Fleet Schedule contact
- Ship Time Requests
(downloads fillable .pdf) - Follow form instructions for completing and submitting. If no NOAA sponsor for the project request, complete only pages 1-2 identifying funding source in block 37.
United States Antarctic Program (USAP)
United States Antarctic Program (USAP) carries forward the Nation's goals of
supporting the Antarctic Treaty, fostering cooperative research with other
nations, protecting the Antarctic environment, and developing measures to
ensure only equitable and wise use of resources. The National Science
Foundation's Office of Polar Programs (OPP) funds and manages the program on
behalf of the U.S. Government.
Details on the ice capable research vessels currently in use by the USAP, ship schedules, and how to request ship time can be found on the following links:
United States Coast Guard (USCG) CGC Healy
University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS)
The University-National Oceanographic Laboratory
System, (UNOLS) is an organization of 61 academic institutions, joined
for the purpose of coordinating the academic fleet of oceanographic ships and
Details on the 20 UNOLS research vessel, ship schedules, and how to request ship time can be found on the following links: