Sep 5, 2018
The first new Regional Class Research Vessel being constructed with funds from the National Science Foundation to bolster the nation's aging U.S. Academic Research Fleet now has a name.
The Oregon State University-bound research ship will be called Taani (pronounced "tawny"), a word used by the Siletz people meaning "offshore." Under construction by Gulf Island Shipyards, LLC in Louisiana, the vessel is scheduled for delivery to OSU in the spring of 2021, and will be fully operational after a year of outfitting and testing.