Royal Caribbean On-Board Science Project
- At 1:09 PM +0000 11/29/2002, oceanspace@... wrote:
>1d. VESSEL-MOUNTED ADCP USERS INVITED TO COURSE IN CARIBBEAN
>San Diego, California -- RD Instruments Inc. announced last week that its
>next at-sea Ocean Surveyor (OS) advanced training course will be held in
>cooperation with the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine &
>Atmospheric Science, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines onboard the Royal
>Caribbean Explorer of the Seas. RDI's Gina Lopez said the Royal Caribbean
>vessel is the first ever cruise ship outfitted with state-of-the-art ocean
>and atmospheric science labs. Each week, as the ship cruises on its
>seven-day passage through the Caribbean, a full suite of scientific
>instrumentation, including two RDI Ocean Surveyor phased-array acoustic
>doppler current profilers, collects data on the Gulf Stream environment.
>Every week, the ship's labs serve visiting scientists from around the world,
>supported by onboard RSMAS staff, in exploiting the long-term scientific
>observations made possible by the Explorer's repetitive cruise track. As a
>supplement to the serious science conducted in the labs, the cruise liner
>makes possible an interactive education and outreach program between the
>science staff and the vessel's 3,000-plus passengers.
>Visit the University of Miami website at http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/rccl/
>for a complete description of the unique Explorer of the Seas scientific
>vessel of opportunity program, she said.
>Building on the success of September's advanced training course, conducted
>by RDI aboard SEA Education's oceanographic research/sailing school vessel
>(See Oceansp@ce No. 436, June 20, 2002.), the SSV Robert C. Seamans, the
>firm is expanding the at-sea training concept, Lopez added. This new course
>is designed to fit around the Explorer of the Seas schedule to depart Miami,
>Florida, on May 10, 2003, and return to Miami on May 17. RDI trainers will
>use real-time observations of the Gulf Stream to provide students with
>advanced field training on the OS system set-up strategies, data
>acquisition, and data interpretation -- as well as interaction with a
>visiting principal investigator.
>To explore the Explorer of the Seas, visit the Internet site at
>http://www.royalcaribbean.com/; click on ships, Explorer of the Seas, for
>the link. Space is limited for this event and slots will be filled on a
>first-come, first-served basis. Visit http://www.rdinstruments.com/ for
>detailed event information or contact Lopez at +1 (858) 693-1178, e-mail
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