Media Day Aboard Research Vessel Neil Armstrong in San Francisco

Hosted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution at Embarcadero Pier 30/32

Nov 04, 2015, 13:41 ET from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --


Media event showcasing our nation's newest oceanographic research vessel, the R/V Neil Armstrong. The ship embarked on its maiden voyage on Nov. 1, 2015.
San Francisco is its first port of call. 

Media will tour the state-of-the-art research vessel (R/V) Neil Armstrong, owned by the US Navy and operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and hear from oceanographers and ship's crew about the scientific mission to understand the ocean and its impact on Earth and humanity.


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) representatives:

  • Dr. Mark Abbott, Director and President

  • Dr. Larry Madin, Exec. Vice President and Director of Research

  • Mr. Rob Munier, VP for Marie Operations

  • Mr. Kent Sheasley, Captain, R/V Neil Armstrong


Monday, November 9, 2015, from 9 to 11 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time)


Pier 30/32

599 The Embarcadero

San Francisco, CA

Parking available on the pier with RSVP


RSVP to: Stephanie Murphy

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Media Office


(508) 566-3055 (cell)

Visuals/multimedia are available upon request.


The ship was ordered by the US Navy in May 2010. Built by Dakota Creek Industries of Anacortes, Washington, it was launched on March 29, 2014, christened by Carol Armstrong, Neil's widow, and passed sea trials August 7, 2015. The ship was delivered to the Navy September 23, 2015 and officially turned over to WHOI that same day.  Neil Armstrong has state-of-the-art oceanographic equipment allowing deep ocean mapping and information technology for ship monitoring and worldwide land-based communication.

About WHOI

WHOI is the world's largest private, non-profit oceanographic research institution and a global leader in the study and exploration of the ocean. WHOI is renowned not only for its scientific research but for the ability of its seasoned crew and marine operations staff to ensure the safety and success of the most complex oceanographic expeditions. Learn more about WHOI at

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SOURCE Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution