Contacting the R/V Oceanus
Oceanus is owned by the National Science Foundation and operated
under a Charter Party Agreement by the Woods
Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Information about shipboard communications capabilities is available
OCEANUS Home Page at the
Communication at Sea link.
In an emergency situation (e.g. death of a relative), if you need
to contact a scientist on board the ship while at sea,
the vessel may be reached by telephone (via satellite). Please be
advised, however, that the charge per minute to the caller is
approximately $10. The following numbers should be used in an urgent
- Tel. 011 874 150 1514
- FAX 011 871 150 0263
- Inmarsat "C" Telex: 436797710
- Internet: the standard convention on all WHOI ships is:
firstname.lastname@example.org so to reach J Smith on the
Oceanus the e-mail address is: email@example.com
When the vessel is at the dock at Woods Hole, MA,
the telephone number is 508/457-2000 Ext. 0 (followed by the # key).
Ask the operator to connect you to the ship. There are several dockside
phone numbers for the Institution's ships. The number can change
depending on where the ship is docked.
Other contacts include:
Marine Operations Coordinator,
Last updated: June 26, 2007