Regionally-Deployed Adaptive Platforms For Ocean Science

Jim Costopulos

Abstract


Global Oceans is a US-based nonprofit organization designed to develop and operate innovative infrastructure solutions to the challenge of sustaining and expanding ocean science capacity globally within an increasingly resource constrained research environment. The differentiating operational strategy for achieving this objective is the selective chartering of offshore service vessels (OSVs) for short-term use as oceanographic research platforms; together with installed, project-defined modular labs and instrumentation on deck; and remote logistics support to enable regional expedition deployment.

Keywords


Research Vessels; Offshore Energy Sector; Research Collaboration; Expedition Planning; Public-Private Partnerships; Resource Optimization

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