Welcome in a new era of science in support of marine ecosystem management with the arrival of NOAA’s most technologically advanced
Fisheries Survey Vessel, NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada R-227
Invitational Open House
October 12, 2010
1pm – 3pm
Navy Pier, 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego
The newly commissioned NOAA ship Bell M. Shimada is the fourth in a
series of the most technologically advanced fisheries vessels in the world.
Equipped with a full suite of modern instrumentation for fisheries and
oceanographic research, the new technologies will dramatically improve
NOAA’s ability to monitor to the region’s valuable fisheries and protected
species and welcome in a new era in ecosystem-based research in support
of management for the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem.
Event will begin promptly at 1pm, followed by guided tours of the ship, scientific displays and casual interactions with command, crew and scientists.