SUPPORTING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) selected Oregon State University (OSU) to lead the design and acquisition of three Regional Class Research Vessels (RCRVs). The vessels will be operated by OSU, University of Rhode Island/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and University of Southern Mississippi/LUMCON and used for multidisciplinary research and marine environmental education. OSU solicited broad stakeholder input to ensure that the vessels would meet their operators’ needs, resulting in an adaptable, robust class design.
Glosten was brought on board to develop the contract design for the RCRVs and provide support throughout their construction. Our engineering team worked with project stakeholders through design trade-off studies, cost benefit analyses, frequent meetings, and formal presentations to deliver an airtight final design. Glosten has assisted OSU in providing oversight during construction as the shipyard progresses the design, and steps in to provide production design support as needed.