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R/V Joanne Daiber

The R/V Joanne Daiber is the newest vessel in the Marine Operations fleet.


Delivered in June 2014, the R/V Joanne Daiber significantly enhances the University’s capacity to support scientific research, particularly with unmanned vehicles and other state of the art sensor technology.  The vessel also provides an outstanding work platform and experiential classroom for students engaged in coastal research.

The R/V Joanne Daiber is a 46-foot research vessel designed to function in a range of habitats from the bay estuaries to the shelf break. It is named in honor of the late Joanne Daiber, for the devotion she had for the University of Delaware Marine Program, and the professional sacrifices she made along the way. The vessel is used for coastal research as well as undergraduate and graduate instruction.

For information on using the R/V Joanne Daiber for marine science work, please contact jswallow@udel.edu.

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Giving Opportunities

The R/V Joanne Daiber is partially funded by generous individual donors. To join them, please click the donate button below and designate a gift to: "CEOE - R/V Joanne Daiber." For more information, please call 302-831-2841.


About Joanne Daiber

Joanne Elizabeth Currier Daiber was born in Winchester, Massachusetts, in 1927. She received her bachelor of science degree in biology from Bates College in 1949 and completed a master’s degree in biology from Vassar College in 1951. That same year, she was hired by the University of Delaware as its first female marine biologist for the newly formed marine studies program. During her time on the faculty, Daiber performed research on the zooplankton species in the Delaware Bay and assisted the other researchers with their projects.

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