RV Walton Smith

At the request of federal government agencies involved in the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command, the National Science Foundation and the University of Miami (UM) reassigned the R/V F.G. Walton Smith to support efforts by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Environmental Protection Agency in assessing the situation at and near the wellhead of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform. The ship will be used to support the scientists assessing the extent and chemical composition of subsurface blooms reported by scientists aboard another UNOLS (University National Laboratory System) vessel contracted to NOAA.

R/V Walton Smith
Photo Credit: Dan Reynolds, UM Undergrad

Following are links to sites of interest regarding the involvement of the Univeristy of Miami’s R/V F.G. Walton Smith in response to the oil spill.


The products presented on this and related UM Oil Spill Response web pages are only for research purposes and should only be used for research guidance, not operational decisions.
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