Emailed to operators, November 2016.
The UNOLS Small Research Vessel Inventory includes small research vessels from 35 feet to 135 feet located at UNOLS institutions. The main purpose of this inventory is to assist researchers in finding the best platform for their science. Each entry contains, at a minimum, the vessel's name, length, location and point of contact.
The listing of these vessels does not certify that they are UNOLS-approved, but rather that they are available for scientific programs. These smaller vesels need to meet the criteria established by NSF (see Guidelines for Use of Non-UNOLS Facilities and Equipment) for use with federal funding support. A UNOLS Marine Superintendent is approved to do the inspection of these boats to make sure they have the appropriate safety gear on board.
The Federal Agencies are striving to improve civility and eliminate harassment in the workplace, in particular those places associated with the performance of shipboard oceanographic research as scheduled both at sea and ashore. NOAA spear-headed a new video titled "Civility at Sea", directed towards the research community, and will also be required viewing for ships in the U.S. Academic Research Fleet. A similar video will be shown on UK vessels, so with NOAA, ARF, USAP, UK, showing the same video, we believe that our collective efforts will benefit our community both at sea on ships and ashore. Our goal is to create a professional environment in which university employees as well as scientists and students find an inviting, safe, and respectful working and learning experience, while feeling free to raise concerns, and are confident that those concerns will be addressed.
You can view the training video below, or CLICK HERE to download the video file.