URI to celebrate R/V Endeavor’s legacy at Narragansett Bay Campus event

Research vessel to depart campus as new pier is built

WHAT: A celebration of Research Vessel Endeavor’s 45 years of service to ocean research, and a commemoration of its contributions to the Narragansett Bay Campus community. While Endeavor remains in service until the arrival of a new National Science Foundation regional class research vessel, R/V Narragansett Dawn, the ship will relocate to Quonset Point, Rhode Island, to allow for construction of the new Narragansett Bay Campus pier. The new pier kicks off phase one of the Bay Campus master plan to modernize facilities, optimize ship operations, and empower world-class educators, students and scientists.

A speaking program at the pier and next to Endeavor will feature URI leadership and elected officials.

WHO: Marc B. Parlange, president, University of Rhode Island; Donald H. DeHayes, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, URI; Paula S. Bontempi, dean, URI Graduate School of Oceanography; Carol Hagan McEntee, representative, State of Rhode Island General Assembly; Christopher Armanetti, master, R/V Endeavor

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 30, 1 to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Narragansett Bay Campus pier, South Ferry Road, Narragansett, R.I. 

For more information, contact Peter Hanlon, 401.874.6397, peterhanlon@uri.edu