Marine Technology Society Journal
The academic research vessel fleet in the United States is embarking on a great experiment. By 2004 we will know if SWATH vessels such as the Mlo Moana and the possible built Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution coastal SWATH have such great advantages that all future vessels will be of SWATH design. Or, we will find that the two hull forms have distinct niches and the fleet will evolve with a strategic mix. Regardless of the Mure hull form research vessels will grow in size to accommodate advanced technology and the people to run and maintain it. The research vessel will become an office and laboratory at sea with seamless communication to the shore for the oceanographer.
Original Publication Citation
Atkinson, L. P. (2001). Future research vessels. Marine Technology Society Journal, 35(3), 43-45.
Atkinson, Larry P., "Future Research Vessels" (2001). CCPO Publications. 335.