Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

2000

Publication Title

Sea Technology: Sea Technology magazine

Volume

41

Issue

11

Pages

77

Abstract

(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.

Comments

© 2000 by Compass Publications Inc.

Included with kind permission of Sea Technology: Sea Technology magazine.

Original Publication Citation

Atkinson, L. (2000). Soapbox: The academic research fleet: An exciting time for renewal. Sea Technology: Sea Technology magazine, 41(11), 77.

ORCID

0000-0003-2919-100X (Atkinson)

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