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R/V Atlantis

The 274-foot (83 meter) Atlantis, one of the nation's newest research vessels, is specially outfitted for the vehicles of the National Deep Submergence Facility.

R/V Knorr

A 279-foot (84.5-meter) vessel, Knorr can stay at sea for up to eight weeks. It is equipped with sophisticated navigation and communication systems and can accommodate a wide variety of scientific projects.

R/V Tioga

Designed for day trips to coastal waters, 60-foot Tioga can cruise at 20 knots and has a range of 350 miles.

R/V Neil Armstrong

In May 2010, the Office of Naval Research selected WHOI to operate one of two new Armstrong-Class research vessels. R/V Neil Armstrong is scheduled for completion by 2014 and to begin science operations by 2015.

Marine Facilities & Operations

Learn more about WHOI's shore operations, seagoing support and services, and the Iselin Marine Facility.

Ship Schedules

Find current and archived ship schedules in this section.

Cruise Synopsis

The synopsis provides a single, concise document identifying all equipment, operational, technical support and logistical requirements for each cruise.

Ship Tracker

See the current location of each ship using graphical maps that show the current ship location and cruise track.

Contact Us

Find contact information and responsibilities for personnel working in Ship Operations and the National Deep Submergence Facility.