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Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould

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Science, Operations, and Maintenance Support for the United States Antarctic Program  (Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC)

Research Focus & Anticipated Benefits

The Research Vessel Laurence M. Gould is an ice-strengthened, multi-disciplinary research platform designed for year-round polar operations that can accommodate 26 research scientists for missions up to 75 days in length. Its primary mission is to support research in the Antarctic Peninsula region and to resupply and transport researchers and staff between Palmer Station and ports in South America. The ship began its service in Antarctica in January 1998.

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  • Research vessel Laurence Gould in Antarctica
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