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Press Field Trip: Science at Sea with Research Vessel Sally Ride

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Join Scripps Oceanography for a tour of R/V Sally Ride, America’s newest and most technologically advanced oceanographic research vessel.

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Take a tour of America’s newest and most technologically advanced oceanographic research vessel, the Research Vessel (R/V) Sally Ride. The ship will be docked at San Francisco’s famed Exploratorium science museum for a special American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting port call.

This 45-minute tour will be led by scientists from Scripps Oceanography who regularly use R/V Sally Ride for research. The tour will offer an inside look at a state-of-the-art academic ship designed to perform multidisciplinary oceanographic research worldwide, from nearshore environments to the deepest ocean, from the tropics into first-year sea ice. Tour participants will gain an inside look at the vessel’s bridge, main deck, living space, research laboratories, as well as scientific equipment, systems, and sensors.

Owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by Scripps as part of the U.S. Academic Research Fleet, the vessel is named in honor of the late Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and a long-time member of UC San Diego’s physics faculty after she retired from NASA.

Space for the tour is limited and reserved for members of the media attending the AGU Fall Meeting. Reporters can register for the R/V Sally Ride field trip through this Eventbrite page. Those in attendance will need to present a government-issued photo ID and wear closed-toe/closed-heel shoes. All reporters planning to attend the workshop must preregister; no on-site registrations will be accepted.

Questions can be directed to Lauren Fimbres Wood at lmwood@ucsd.edu.

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