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Cape Hatteras
Schedules can be found at http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/facilities/hatteras/hatteras-schedule
Ship time requests may originate from scientists located at any university or institution in the United States. Ship costs for NSF-supported research projects are provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) directly to Duke University as part of the annual NSF fleet support grants. Investigators seeking research support from agencies other than NSF should include ship costs in their budgets to the agencies. Nonfunded research projects may be accommodated only on a space-available, non-interference basis. Since Cape Hatteras receives a majority of its operating costs from the National Science Foundation, NSF research projects requiring ship time receive priority in scheduling; however, during recent years a significant amount of research supported by other agencies and sources has been scheduled in addition to the NSF research. For further information, please consult the other information available on the R/V Cape Hatteras web site, or contact: Executive Officer, Duke/UNC Oceanographic Consortium, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516-9721; telephone (252) 504-7579.
The R/V Cape Hatteras is owned by the National Science Foundation and operated under a renewable Charter Party Agreement by the Duke/UNC Oceanographic Consortium. Her homeport is at Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina and she is scheduled by UNOLS (University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System). Her areas of operation are the North American coast from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean, and beyond Bermuda. She is operated primarily as a Regional Zone Research Vessel.
John Wilder
Duke University Marine Laboratory
(252) 504-7580
Joe Ustach
Duke University Marine Laboratory
135 Duke Marine Lab Road Beaufort, NC 28516-7579
(252) 504-7579
Ship TypeResearch vessel
Operating AreaNorth American coast from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean, and beyond Bermuda
Endurance25 days
Crusing Speed10 knots (12 knots maximum)
Lab SpaceWet labs- 9 m², Dry lab- 57 m²
Power Availability1130 hp
Berthing Space14 scientists (one Duke Marine Technician plus 13 others)
Deck SpaceFree working deck area- 93 m²
Telemetry AvailableData are stored in comma and quote delimited file format on IBM compatible media.
29 Mar 2010 14:39