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Research Cruise Planning

For scheduling and other questions, please contact Jon Swallow, Director of Marine Operations.

For more details about the R/V HUGH R. SHARP (including important information for planning research cruises) use the accordion below to expand areas, and show the appropriate links for resources.

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Cruise Planning Forms and Documents

Cruise Planning Form (PDF) / (Excel)

Equipment List Form (PDF) / (Excel)

Scientific Berthing Plan Form (MS Word)

Medical Profile Form (PDF)
Please do not email this form. The PI will collect paper copies and provide them to the Captain before the ship sails.

Release of Liability Form (PDF)
To be filled out by non-UD or federal employees. It should be signed aboard the ship prior to sailing.

Chemical Hygiene Manual

UNOLS Safety Standards

UNOLS Harassment Prevention Policy (PDF)

Pregnancy and Ship Operations

Overview and Specifications

Communication and Contact Information

Main Office:
Sharyn Bressler
Staff Assistant
Phone: 302.645.4320
Email:  sharyn@udel.edu

Mailing / Shipping Address:
University of Delaware
700 Pilottown Road
Marine Operations Building, Room 124
Lewes, Delaware 19958
Attention: Timothy W. Deering
Phone: 302.645.4338

Cruise Planning and Logistics:
Jon Swallow
Cell Phone: 302.396.8565
Email:  jswallow@udel.edu

Cruise Planning and Technical Support:
Timothy Deering
Oceanographic Coordinator
Office Phone: 302.645.4338
Cell Phone: 302.249.6149
Email:  deering@udel.edu


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School of Marine Science & Policy

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Department of Geological Sciences

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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