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

» View Dr. Avery's remarks

A.D. Colburn, Current captain of R/V Atlantis
Stories from a former Knorr captain

» View Capt. Colburn's presentation

Susan Humphris, WHOI marine geologist
The 1977 discovery of hydrothermal vents

» View Dr. Humphris' presentation

Dave Gallo, WHOI director of special projects
The 1985 discovery of the wreck of the Titanic

» View Dr. Gallo's presentation

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

February 4, 2010
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.
Source: Oceanus Magazine
June 11, 2008
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.
Source: Oceanus Magazine
March 13, 2008
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.
Source: Oceanus Magazine
April 20, 2007
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.
Source: Oceanus Magazine
Adventure in the Labrador SeaApril 1, 1997
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.
Source: Oceanus Magazine