Public Event: Tour the Knorr
The research vessel used to discover Titanic and the hydrothermal vents
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Woods Hole Village
Tours, Lectures, Displays
Schedule of Events
SHIP TOURS on the WHOI dock (between Smith and Bigelow Buildings)
Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. The last tour leaves the gate at 2:15 p.m.
• Visitors to the ship must have a valid photo ID.
• Tours require the ability to climb several steep flights of stairs.
• Please wear sensible shoes; no backpacks, no strollers.
PRESENTATIONS in Redfield Auditorium (45 Water Street, Woods Hole)
Beginning at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Susan Avery, WHOI President and Director
Welcome and introductions
A.D. Colburn, Current captain of R/V Atlantis
Stories from a former Knorr captain
Susan Humphris, WHOI marine geologist
The 1977 discovery of hydrothermal vents
Dave Gallo, WHOI director of special projects
The 1985 discovery of the wreck of the Titanic
DISPLAYS at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center
(15 School Street, Woods Hole)
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Additional Information about Knorr from Oceanus Magazine
Into the Wild Irminger Sea
Neither 60-knot winds, 40-foot waves, nor icebergs big as buildings stayed these scientists and crew from completing their appointed mission to decipher currents pivotal to both the oceans' circulation and Earth's climate.
Knorr Skirts Ice to Search for 'Arctic Haze'
On the ship's northern-most journey in its 39-year career, Knorr helps scientists learn how industrial chemicals are transported north and how they might contribute to warming of the Arctic region.
Knorr Shoots the Moon (Pool) to Drill for Coral
With a removeable section of its hull opened, a WHOI-operated research vessel was temporarily transformed into an efficient shallow-water drillship.
The Lo-o-o-ng Core
A variety of unique engineering components were needed to create a system that could take and retrieve a 150-foot core from the seabed. The research ship Knorr required a major retrofitting to accommodate the system.
Adventure in the Labrador Sea
The sound of the general alarm bell reverberated through the ship. At 2:30 AM, this couldn't be a drill. Even more puzzling, we were still dockside in Halifax, four hours from our scheduled departure for the Labrador Sea.