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Clifford A. Barnes Research Vessel

Clifford A. Barnes Research Vessel
Description
The RV Clifford A. Barnes is a 65-ft. research vessel that presently cruises only in Puget Sound, carrying various types of oceanographic and fishery research projects in local waters. Most voyages are one day in length, although voyages as long as six days occur. The vessel has overnight capacity for six scientists and carries a crew of two.
Location
Moored at the School of Oceanography Pier, on Portage Bay.
Contact
Capt. Daniel Schwartz, Manager of Marine Operations, School of Oceanography. Telephone: 206-543-5062, Fax: 206-543-6073. E-mail: marine_ops@ocean.washington.edu
Acreage
N/A
Buildings
65-foot research vessel.
Equipment
A working deck, crane, and a small and nonspecialized laboratory space. Specific scientific equipment for research projects is supplied by the scientists using the vessel.
Housing
Capacity for six scientists and two crew.
Owner
National Science Foundation (NSF).
Support
Research grants and contracts, general operating funds, and self-sustaining revenue.
Recent Usage
Research: Used primarily by the UW. The goal is 120 days/ year minimum operation. Instruction: Undergraduate and graduate. The State sponsors 13 days/year for instruction. Non-UW: use is encouraged. Previous users have included State of Washington, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Metro-King County, U.S. Army.
Usage Fee
Day rate negotiated between NSF and institutions.
Condition
Good. Regularly inspected and refitted/updated as required by regulatory agencies and requirements of science missions.
Communication
VHF, SSB, Cellular phone 206-947-4846.
Access
Contact Marine Operations Office at 206-543-5062.
Environment
Used in protected waters.
Faculty/Staff
Ship is operated by two crew-members and can carry six scientists/students.