EPA Ocean Survey Vessel Open to Public in NYC


osvThe 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].