The UCI operates three vessels for research and field activities: the 49-foot R/V Heidi Lynn Sculthorpe, the 27-foot R/V Seahawk and the 18-foot R/V Little Hawk. The UCI also owns a collection of cutting-edge technologies used for measuring, mapping and exploring subsurface features, such as shorelines and submerged obstructions. The UCI supports vessel and field activities for:
- Student and faculty research efforts
- Local, state and federal agencies
- Consulting and engineering firms
- NGOs and other institutions
To learn more about the UCI’s vessels, equipment and activities, view the fact sheets below.
- R/V Heidi Lynn Sculthorpe 49-foot former NOAA vessel
- R/V Seahawk 27-foot May-Craft
- R/V Little Hawk 18-foot Parker
- UCI Hydrographic Capabilities Statement
- Hydrographic Mapping and Surveying
- Hydrographic Equipment List
- Water Quality Monitoring
- Benthic Mapping and Habitat Characterization
- MEBP Additional Equipment List
Track the Heidi Lynn Live
Track Monmouth University’s R/V Heidi Lynn Sculthorpe in real-time!
Eyes on the Storm: Using Gliders for Hurricane Research
Step aboard the R/V Heidi Lynn Sculthorpe as UCI Marine Scientist Jim Nickels, Monmouth University student Bryce McCall, and Rutgers University scientists deploy a pair of U.S Navy gliders off the New Jersey coast.
Maritime Archaeology at Monmouth University
Through this unique course, students explore the underwater history of New Jersey through readings, lectures and fieldwork, including the use of side-scan sonar and camera-equipped remote operated vehicle technologies in area waters.