Sailing research vessels and the Arctic schooner Bowdoin Academic Article uri icon


  • In a long‐range plan for ocean sciences, the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently emphasized a growing need for large research ships with global capabilities (Eos, October 1, 1985, p. 682). On a smaller scale, some research in coastal and shelf seas may benefit more from improved instruments than from grander vessels. A new generation of compact ocean instruments will encourage the use of ships of opportunity as effective alternatives to specialized ships with exotic facilities. In a curious mix, some of the new technology may be well matched with the unique capabilities of traditional sailing vessels. ©1985. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Brooks, D. A.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • January 1985

published in

  • Eos  Journal