The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ocean survey vessel, the OSV BOLD, will be open to the public at Riverbank State Park in Manhattan June 13-14 and June 17-18.
EPA scientists and staff will give tours of the ship and demonstrate water sampling and research efforts taking place in New Jersey’s and New York’s coastal waters.
The 224-foot-long, 43-foot-wide OSV BOLD is equipped with state-of-the-art sampling, mapping, and analytic equipment including side scan sonar, underwater video, water sampling instruments, and sediment sampling devices, which scientists use in a wide variety of ocean monitoring activities.
For more information on the OSV BOLD, visit http://www.epa.gov/boldkids/.
Groups of 10 or more can schedule a tour of the ship by contacting John Senn at (908) 420-8957 or [email protected].