USA: Research Vessel Roger Revelle Returns to San Diego

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Research Vessel Roger Revelle Returns to San Diego

The research vessel Roger Revelle, owned by the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research and operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, returns to San Diego after a six-year deployment.

Roger Revelle (1909-1991), the ship’s namesake, was director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1951 to 1964. Long associated with the University of California, Revelle’s vision and energies led to the establishment of the UC San Diego campus in 1960.

Scientific research aboard Scripps flagship involved 86 different scientific research expeditions, 1,917 operational days and 338,000 nautical miles in the Pacific, Indian, Southern and Atlantic Oceans since December 2006

“It is wonderfully appropriate that the research vessel named in honor of Roger Revelle, the founder of this great campus, returns home on the occasion of UC San Diego’s Founders’ Day. This homecoming follows six years of exploration and is a prime example of the amazing work and research of our campus members over the last five decades,” said UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla.

Naval Today Staff, November 19, 2012; Image: Scripps