RV Maurice Ewing

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RV Maurice Ewing
Career
Name: Bernier (1983–1988)
Maurice Ewing (1988–)
Namesake: William Maurice "Doc" Ewing
Owner: Petro Canada (1983–1988)
Columbia University (1988–)
Operator: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Fate: Retired 2005
General characteristics
Type: Research vessel
Tonnage: 1,976 GT
Length: 230 ft (70 m)
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Endurance: 60 days

RV Maurice Ewing was a research vessel operated by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. It was retired in 2005 and replaced by RV Marcus Langseth in 2008. Although a multipurpose vessel, Maurice Ewing '​s notable capability was to collect multichannel seismic data.

Maurice Ewing was named for William Maurice "Doc" Ewing, geophysicist and first director of Lamont Geological Observatory (now known as Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory).

The vessel was later renamed several times: - Scan Resolution, Bergan Resolution and now[when?] the Reflect Resolution. Still to this day the vessel operates as a multi-streamer seismic research vessel.

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