US Academic Research Fleet Cruise Planning Websites

Although the general cruise planning process is similar for all the US Academic Research Fleet’s vessels, each vessel has their own regulations and procedures.  It is important to understand these regulations.  Click on a vessel's name in the table below to access each vessel’s Cruise Planning page.

OPERATING INSTITUTION

SHIP

OWNER

LENGTH (ft)

GLOBAL CLASS SHIPS

University of Washington

THOMAS G. THOMPSON

Navy

274

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

ROGER REVELLE

Navy

274

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

ATLANTIS

Navy

274

University of Alaska Fairbanks

SIKULIAQ

NSF

261

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

MARCUS G. LANGSETH

NSF

235

OCEAN/INTERMEDIATE CLASS SHIPS

University of Hawaii

KILO MOANA

Navy

186

Oregon State University

OCEANUS

NSF

177

University of Rhode Island

ENDEAVOR

NSF

185

Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences

ATLANTIC EXPLORER

BBSR

168

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

NEIL ARMSTRONG

Navy

238

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

SALLY RIDE

Navy 238
REGIONAL CLASS SHIPS

University of Delaware

HUGH R. SHARP

UD 

146

COASTAL/LOCAL CLASS SHIPS

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

ROBERT GORDON SPROUL

SIO

125

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

PELICAN

LUMCON

116

University of Miami

F.G WALTON SMITH

UM

96

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

SAVANNAH

UG

92

University of Minnesota - Duluth

BLUE HERON

UMD

86

University of Washington

CLIFFORD A. BARNES

NSF

66