WHOI operates four research vessels with different capabilities. Find information about each
ship's specifications, capabilities, layouts, schedules and much more at the below links.
Atlantis is designed as a general purpose vessel and specifically outfitted for launching and servicing the Alvin human occupied submersible.
Knorr is a large general purpose research vessel that operates globally and can accomodate a wide range of oceanographic tasks.
Oceanus is a mid-sized research vessel designed for expeditions lasting two to four weeks. The ship spends most of its time working in the North Atlantic, with occasional trips to the Mediterranean, South Atlantic, and Caribbean.
The Tioga is a small, fast research vessel designed and outfitted for oceanographic research close to shore.