Research vessel needs name

For over 30 years, the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences has operated the RV Little Dipper out of Seward to facilitate nearby coastal research. CFOS is now replacing Little Dipper with a newly commissioned coastal research vessel. We are soliciting input to name the new vessel.

Please consider the following guidelines when submitting names for the new coastal research vessel:

1) The vessel name should relate to Alaska’s coastal ecosystems, the college’s mission, and/or the operational area in the Gulf of Alaska.

2) Names should be no more than 18 letters and spaces.

3) Inflammatory, negative or obscene names will be removed from consideration.

All nominations should be submitted to by Friday, Feb. 22.

Jennifer Questel photo.
The new coastal research vessel will conduct research in the Gulf of Alaska.

Last updated: Feb 6, 2019