Sea Technology: Sea Technology magazine
(First Paragraph) Academic research ships in the United States are the envy of many scientists around the world. A great strength of our system is the diversity of ships and operators: users have a choice, the system can change. A weakness of the system is that very diversity: sometimes it is hard for us to act together. Nevertheless, we now must act together. The vitality of the academic fleet in the coming decades is at stake. The reason is simply because many of our ships, especially in the intermediate size range, will soon reach the end of their useful life.
Original Publication Citation
Atkinson, L. (2000). Soapbox: The academic research fleet: An exciting time for renewal. Sea Technology: Sea Technology magazine, 41(11), 77.
Atkinson, Larry, "Soapbox: The Academic Research Fleet: An Exciting Time for Renewal" (2000). CCPO Publications. 299.