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Delaware II
Schedules are available through a restricted site. Contact LCDR Keith Roberts at ChiefOps.MOA@noaa.gov, (757) 441-6842, or Chief, Operations Division, Marine Operations Center, Atlantic, 439 West York Street, Norfolk, VA 23510-1145
The NOAA Ship Delaware II conducts fishery and living marine resource research in support of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Northeast Fisheries Science Center's (NEFSC) Woods Hole Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Typical assessment work includes groundfish assessment surveys and Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction (MARMAP) surveys. Research conducted from the Delaware II provides an understanding of the physical and biological processes that control year-class strength of key economical fish species. The vessel is operated by NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Ship TypeResearch Vessel
Operating AreaThe ship's normal operating area is the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and the continental shelf and slope from Southern New England to Cape Hatteras, NC.
Endurance24 days (Fuel & food)
Crusing Speed10 knots
Lab SpaceWet lab- 264 ft², Dry/Chemistry lab- 230 ft², Protected work area- 172 ft², Scientific Freezer: Forward Main Deck, Walk-in- 201 ft³
Power Availability1200 hp
Berthing Space14 Maximum
Deck SpaceScientific Freezer: Forward Main Deck, Walk-in- 201 ft³
Telemetry AvailableScientific CompuE-ter System (SCS), for data acquisition and analysis and Fisheries Scientific Computer System (FSCS), for fisheries data acquisition and analysis
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