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Results of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Survey of Largest British Merchant Ship Ever Lost Released In Great Britain

March 12, 1998

Results of a 1997 deep-sea survey of the wreck of the M/V Derbyshire, the largest British merchant ship in terms of tonnage ever lost at sea, were released today in Great Britain by the British Department of the Environment, Transport...

Global Ocean Observatories a Major Initiative of National Ocean Conference

March 12, 1998

Global ocean observatories and the link they provide to climate prediction and education was one of the topics of discussion today at the National Ocean Conference in Monterey, CA. Dr. Robert B. Gagosian, Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution...

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Has Visible Role in National Oceans Conference and in Lisbon World’s Fair

March 12, 1998

With 1998 declared the International Year of the Ocean by the United Nations and President Clinton, marine research and engineering are major topics of discussion at both the upcoming National Oceans Conference in Monterey, California, and at EXPO ’98, the...

Advances in Underwater Imaging Provide Scientists With New Eyes in an Amazing Undersea World

December 12, 1997

A new suite of deep-sea camera systems, including a prototype high definition color television camera, has captured some unprecedented images of exotic life forms living in total darkness and freezing temperatures on the seafloor. The cameras, successfully used on a...

Historic Dives: Two Deep-Sea Submersibles Exploring Earth’s Inner Space on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

July 11, 1997

The U.S. deep-diving submersible Alvin, operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the French submersible Nautile are diving today on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, an undersea mountain range in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean,...

U.S. Ocean Research Fleet’s Newest Vessel To Visit New York and Washington,DC

May 6, 1997

The 274-foot Research Vessel Atlantis, the nation’s newest and most capable deep-sea research vessel and new support ship for the deep-diving three-person submersible Alvin, will visit New York City May 14-16 and Washington, DC May 19-21 as part of its...

WHOI Presents Its Highest Honor to Physicist William Jenkins

January 15, 1997

The twelfth Henry Bryant Bigelow Award in Oceanography, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (WHOI) highest honor, was presented January 31 to a member of the Institution’s own scientific staff. Senior Scientist William J. Jenkins of the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry...

Phoning Home from the Seafloor: New Undersea Laboratory Will Provide First Real-time, Long-Term Ocean Measurements

October 24, 1996

Pitting science and technology against the storm-driven forces of the open coastal ocean, a team of engineers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and scientists from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has established what may be...

Retirement of Research Vessel Atlantis II Marks the End of An Era

July 8, 1996

After a 33-year career and countless contributions to ocean sciences, the 210-foot Research Vessel Atlantis II is being retired from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (WHOI) research fleet and from the national academic research fleet. The ship, support vessel for...

Atlantis Launched February 1

February 1, 1996

The first ship in the United States’ academic research fleet to be built as a platform for both manned and unmanned deep-sea exploration was launched in Pascagoula, Mississippi, February 1. The 274-foot Research Vessel Atlantis will be operated by the...

Construction Begins on U.S. Ocean Research Fleet’s Newest Vessel

August 16, 1995

Senior officials from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the U.S. Navy attended ceremonies August 16 at Halter Marine, Inc. in Moss Point, Mississippi, for the laying of the keel for WHOI’s new research vessel, Atlantis (AGOR-25). The keel...

Atlantis (AGOR-25) Construction Update

August 1, 1995

Construction is progressing at Halter Marine Inc. in Moss Point, Mississippi, on the 274-foot Atlantis (AGOR-25). The diagram indicates status of construction. TMG refers to Trinity Marine Gulfport and HMI indicates Halter Halter Marine delivered the Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-23)...