A world-class research laboratory . . . on water.

The Advent of Regional Class Research Vessel Narragansett Dawn

For anyone arriving at URI’s Narragansett Bay Campus, a 200-foot ship moored at the pier is an awesome sight. For scientists and oceanographers the world over, however, seeing the ship signifies that they’ve arrived at a unique place, a place where—at the leading edge of inquiry—ocean science, collaboration and research intersect. GSO’s next-generation RCRV, Narragansett Dawn, will bring new technologies, greater capabilities, and course-altering discoveries.

News and Events

URI announces name of the new RCRV: Narragansett Dawn (6/16/21 on URI Today)
Keel-laying marks start of construction. (5/8/19 on URI Today)
Retired Admiral Richard West speaks out in The Providence Journal. (7/24/18)
URI-led consortium to operate NSF’s second new RCRV. (7/12/18 on URI Today)
East Coast Oceanographic Consortium founded. (4/16/18 on URI Today)