Research Vessel Cape Hatteras

The R/V CAPE HATTERAS is owned by the National Science Foundation and operated under a renewable Charter Party Agreement by the Duke/UNC Oceanographic Consortium. Her homeport is at Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina.

01 February 2013 | Beaufort, NC
14 January 2013
19 July 2012 | Straits of Florida
19 July 2012
04 July 2012
15 November 2011 | East Flower Garden Banks, Gulf of Mexico
06 November 2011 | East Flower Garden Back, Gulf of Mexico
05 November 2011 | Gulf of Mexico
27 August 2011 | North Charleston, SC
26 August 2011 | North Charleston, SC
25 August 2011 | off SC coast
23 August 2011 | off the coast of NC
23 August 2011 | Off the coast of NC
06 August 2011 | Gulf of Mexico
05 August 2011 | GUlf of Mexico
30 June 2011 | Gulf of Mexico
30 June 2011 | Charleston, SC
25 May 2011 | Mission Annelid: Success

weather buoys

23 August 2011 | Off the coast of NC
Tina
After making the transit from Gulfport, MS around Florida back to North Carolina we picked up two weather buoys and three scientists at the port in Wilmington, NC. As we left Wilmington yesterday we were chased down the river by a heavy rain storm. A waterspout even followed us for 5-10 minutes but luckily never caught us. Picture to follow.
The plan is to deploy 2 buoys and recover 2 buoys today. We have already successfully completed half of that task. In the foreground of the above image is the buoy we recovered this morning just off the coast of Wrightsville Beach, NC. It had been out collecting data for one year.
The buoy that we will deploy at the next station is in place on the fantail. The railroad tires used as an anchor can be seen between the two buoys in the background.
Each buoy has weather sensors attached to the top and a CTD below the waterline.
We are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Irene.
Weather: mostly sunny, 81 degrees, winds 15-20 knots, seas 4-5 feet
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Vessel Name: R/V Cape Hatteras
Hailing Port: Beaufort, NC
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R/V Cape Hatteras The R/V CAPE HATTERAS is owned by the National Science Foundation and operated under a renewable Charter Party Agreement by the Duke/UNC Oceanographic Consortium. Her homeport is at Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina and she is scheduled by UNOLS [...]
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