[14-Oct-16] A schematic illustrating the layout and configuration of the R/V Falkor. The 82 meter ship was built in 1981 and has a maximum speed of 17 knots. There are 16 berths available for scientists, technical personnel and other cruise personnel. In January, the "Sea to Sky Particle Investigation" team will depart from Hawaii aboard the Falkor to take measurements of phytoplankton abundance and distribution to improve estimates of plankton composition and abundance from satellite-based observations.
Credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute. Download this image (JPG, 95.5 KB).