Regional Class Research Vessels – Modern Ships for Ocean Science

By: Maggie Moon | Consulting, Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture

In this video, we see how Oregon State University, the US National Science Foundation, and Glosten are working together to produce modern, functional, and efficient vessels to support the future of oceanographic research.


Video produced by 77th Parallel Productions, 3D modeling by Jake Parks at Glosten, animations by Dick Peterse, and music by James Andrew Menking.

To learn more about this great collaboration, visit our Project Case Study.

"Every detail on these ships has been scrutinized against the practicality of being underway and doing science at sea."
-Demian Bailey, RCRV Project Manager, OSU