In 2011, a decision was made to revise the UNOLS Ship Classes and reduce the number of classes from 6 to 4. This document lists the new ship classes.
This .pdf file provides guidelines for requesting the designation of an institution's vessel as a
University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) vessel. Included in these
guidelines is a description of the objectives of UNOLS Operator Institutions, the relationship of
UNOLS vessels to research and academia, the relationship of UNOLS Operating Institutions as
UNOLS members, and the responsibilities of UNOLS Operating Institutions