Greenwater Marine Sciences Offshore Inc.

 

Helping Ocean Scientists

Supplying small and efficiently crewed ships that are suitable for coastal and near-shore research projects

“Knowledge of the oceans is more than a matter of curiosity, our very survival may hinge upon it.”

– President John F. Kennedy, March 1961, Message to Congress

Advancing Science At Sea

Right now, there are not enough suitable ships available to meet the demand for science at sea. Smaller coastal projects are contracted to poorly equipped commercial vessels or are using large ships rather than more efficient and cost-effective smaller vessels. Many times, such projects are just not happening at all. 

The backlog of science requirements at sea is considerable and will only increase once the world opens back up from COVID-19. GMSO plans to be there with its fleet of professionally manned, appropriately equipped, and efficiently designed research vessels.

During my time as Deputy Under Secretary for Operations at NOAA, it became clear that there was a real gap in the availability of mid-sized and smaller support vessels.  Mark researched this problem during that time and has now provided the solution. -David Kennedy, Former NOAA Deputy Under Secretary for Operations, NOAA’s chief operating officer and top career official. 

 

 

Photo credited to G. Mark Miller.

Oceanographic Research Vessels

Efficiently Sized, Professionally Staffed

As the U.S. fleet of research vessels has grown in tonnage and complexity, so too have the operational costs passed on to scientific research projects. GMSO aims to make ocean field studies available to even the smallest of budgets.

Smaller Ships

Smaller ships at 60-110 feet. Fuel efficient, yet highly capable for most coastal or smaller science operations.

Smaller Crews

2-5 ship’s crew. 

4-12 science crew.

highly Capable

5+ days of continuous operations offshore.

Efficient

Efficiently designed vessels and appropriately equipped to keep costs low for small scientific budgets.

Support

Most science equipment can be supplied as well as qualified scientific crew upon request.

“Understanding our oceans has never been more important for our prosperity, security, and well-being. Advancing science at sea is critical to this, and Mark has charted a course to do this in the most efficient and affordable way possible.”

– Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.), , Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy NOAA Administrator

Expanding Ocean Research

Creating opportunities for all scientists and explorers

 

The United States lacks a sufficient number of available research vessels to meet the demand from scientists. GMSO provides ships to enable research among all types of organizations, including:

Government

Federal
State
Local
Tribal

Educational Institutions

Graduate & Post-Doc Studies
Instructional Fieldtrips 

 

Private Research

Non-Governmental Organizations
Privately Funded Exploration
Environmental Studies

 

Partnership Opportunities

 

GMSO desires to partner with private companies and NGOs to advance science at sea during this crucial time in history.

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Photo credited to G. Mark Miller.