R/V Point Sur Tours

5 November 2019
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Research Vessel (R/V) Point Sur, owned by The University of Southern Mississippi, will be open to conference attendees and the public for tours from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Tuesday, 5 November, 2019 at the Mobile Convention Center. As a regional class vessel, R/V Point Sur is the primary platform for marine research in the northern Gulf of Mexico, and has supported academic and industry research, and the science missions of the NSF, U.S. Navy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. R/V Point Sur was purchased by USM in 2015 to meet the growing needs of oceanographic researchers in the Gulf of Mexico. All are invited to tour the 135’ ship, meet the crew, and learn about its capabilities.