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Solving the Overwhelming Demand for Research Vessel Time: G. Mark Miller's Vision for the Future
Smaller research vessels, big impact.
On this episode of the American Shoreline Podcast, co-hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham are joined by G. Mark Miller, retired NOAA Corps Officer and founder of Greenwater Marine Sciences Offshore. GMSO is a company that offers a scalable fleet of oceanographic small research vessels to meet the overwhelming demand for research vessel time. Mark shares his vision of revolutionizing the field of oceanographic research by providing affordable, optimally sized, and cost-effective vessels to scientists and explorers whose projects could not otherwise afford time on the water. The study that Commander Miller commissioned during his tenure at NOAA revealed the need for small research vessels and the potential to fulfill 3,000-7,000 days at sea per year. Listen to this episode to learn more about Mark’s career at NOAA, GMSO’s mission, and approach Don’t miss it, only on ASPN!
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G. Mark Miller, Founder & CEO, Greenwater Marine Sciences Offshore, Inc.
Mark Miller is developing a scalable fleet of small, oceanographic research vessels. GMSO’s mission is to support ocean scientists by supplying small and efficiently crewed ships that are suitable for coastal and near-shore research projects. Currently, 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. With the world opening in the wake of COVID-19, the backlog of maritime science research project is large and growing. To meet this need, GMSO plans to provide a fleet of professionally-manned, appropriately equipped and efficiently designed research vessels.