Marine Operations

The Rosenstiel School Marine Operations Department is responsible for the operation, maintenance and support of the F.G. Walton Smith, an advanced research catamaran designed for tropical oceanography. This vessel is operated as part of the University National Laboratory System (UNOLS). The Marine Department also houses a Shipboard Technical Support Group, which provides marine technical support for UM and other UNOLS vessel operators.

Walton Smith
Photo Credit: Howard Gilley

Contact Information

RADM Richard R. Behn, NOAA (ret.)
Marine Operations Department
University of Miami
Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Tel - 305-421-4832
Fax - 305-421-4174
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