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Oscar Elton Sette
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The NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette is named for Dr. Oscar Elton Sette, a pioneer in the development of fisheries oceanography and according to many fisheries scientists, is the father of modern fisheries oceanography in the U.S. Oscar Elton Sette replaces Townsend Cromwell. Oscar Elton Sette supports the scientific missions of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Science Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The ship conducts fisheries assessment surveys, physical and chemical oceanography, marine mammal projects and coral reef research. It collects fish and crustacean specimens using bottom trawls, longlines, and fish traps. Plankton, fish larvae and eggs are also collected with plankton nets and surface and mid-water larval nets. The ship routinely conducts scuba diving missions for the Honolulu Laboratory. Ample deck space enables Oscar Elton Sette to carry a recompression chamber as an added safety margin for dive-intensive missions in remote regions. The ship is actively involved in NMFS Honolulu Coral Reef Restoration cruises, which concentrate scientific efforts on the removal, classification and density of marine debris and discarded commercial fishing gear from fragile coral reefs.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Ship TypeFishery
Operating AreaCentral and Western Pacific
Endurance30 days
Crusing Speed10.5 knots
Lab Space
Power Availability1600 shp
Berthing Space12 Maximum
Deck Space
Telemetry AvailableThe Scientific Computer System (SCS) is a computer system and network that collects, stores, processes and retrieves a variety of oceanographic data from navigation sensors, environmental sensors, bathymetric sonar systems, and other mission sensors. The
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