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News from URI's Graduate School of Oceanography...

Public Invited to URI Friends of Oceanography
Annual Meeting and Lecture

Narragansett, R.I. -- February 6, 2001 -- Friends of Oceanography at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 15, at 6 p.m. in the Coastal Institute Building on the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett. The public is invited to attend.

A business meeting will be held at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation on A New Ship on the Horizon for GSO, given by Jack Bash, Ship Acquisition Coordinator. Bash is organizing efforts to replace the aging research vessel Endeavor in the next several years. He will discuss the steps that have been taken in the process as well as the necessary procedures to complete the acquisition of a new ship for URI. Bash will also describe the seagoing and scientific characteristics of the new vessel. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

For more information about the Annual Meeting or directions to the URI Bay Campus, call Friends of Oceanography at 874-6602.

Established in 1985 to support and promote the activities of the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, Friends of Oceanography informs and educates the membership and the general public about the scientific, technological, and environmental research that takes place at GSO. The organization sponsors public lectures, open houses, marine-related mini-courses, science cruises on Narragansett Bay, and an annual auction. The Friends office is located in the Coastal Institute building on URI's Narragansett Bay Campus. For information about Friends of Oceanography, call 874-6602.

Contact: Lisa Cugini, 874-6642

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