The R/V Thomas G. Thompson is owned by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and operated under a Charter Party agreement by the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington as part of the UNOLS fleet (University National Oceanographic Laboratories System). The R/V Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-23) was constructed by Halter Marine and was delivered to ONR on 8 July 1991. The Thompson is 274 ft in length, 52.5 ft. beam, and at full load has a 19 foot draft. The normal cruising speed is 11 knots, and offers a ships complement for 21 officers and crew, 2 marine technicians and berthing for up to 36 scientists.
This web site provides information on the operational capabilities of the vessel and guidance on various policies, regulations, procedures, safety, and lifesaving precautions. The intent is to assist the chief scientist and members of the scientific party, as well as marine technicians, crew and shore staff, in preparing for a cruise and successfully accomplishing the scientific mission, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with all of your shipmates.
In summary: Clean and Safe Science
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Updated 2014 Jan 31 by Port Captain
Vessel’s midlife refit extends her usable life for another quarter-century
The University of Washington has awarded a contract for the Mid-Life Overhaul of Research Vessel (R/V) Thomas G. Thompson to Vigor Marine of S
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Research vessel THOMAS G. THOMPSON, after stopping in Manta, Ecuador to pick up the science party in October, arrived in Papeete after 57 days at
Before you embark on a UW vessel, please read this as well as the Research Vessel Safety Standards (RVSS) mentioned at the end. Especially if you
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University of Washington School of Oceanography maintains certification for compliance to International Safety Management (ISM) Guidelines <
The School of Oceanography is located on the main University of Washington campus in northeast Seattle.
Openings for temporary relief mariner positions are occasionally available. Temporary Employment Opportunities: Although we do not pub
After a few very busy weeks inport, RV Thomas G. Thompson is back at sea. This Memorial Day Weekend, the ship and crew
UW's Research Vessel Thomas G Thompson returned to the Oceanography Dock on Sunday, 29 April 2012 concluding over six months of ocea
The Thompson is equiped with a Knudsen 3260 and a 320BR
The DAS system collects data at an operator selected interval; this interval is usually set at 1 sample every 5 seconds. The data are collecte df
Servers The ship's primary server is indian. Indian hosts ship-data, a read only network drive of shipboard data
Port Facilities and Vessel operations topics include policies adn procedures that apply to UW vessels as well as port staff, and marine technicia
Vessel Support Personnel
A Timeline of activities to coordinate with the Marine Operations Staff and Shipboard Science Support Group: Very Long Lead Time (at l
The Ocean Network: Oceanographers Enable a High Speed Connection to the Mysteries of the Deep Sea by: Captain Donovan (gcaptain, Contributor) Forbes On-line
It appeals to the adventurer in us all. Imagine exploring hidden volcanic mountain ridges as expansive as the Cascades on a distant frontier near
The VISIONS'11 expedition takes place aboard the 274-foot R/V Thomas G. Thompson from August 11 - September 1, 2011.
If two years ago, Katherine Turner and Carlos Javier Sanchez had been told that they would speak at an international scientific conference, they