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Through intelligent selection of meritable scientific projects and state-of-the art research technology, we are dedicated to the mission of utilizing our globally capable multi-functional ocean research facilities to their full potential to create a lasting legacy in ocean exploration and discovery on behalf of our Founders.
Schmidt Ocean Institute's key operational asset is Falkor, a globally capable 272-foot research vessel. R/V Falkor’s state-of-the-art systems can support a wide range of oceanographic activities, including seafloor mapping, ocean current characterization, fishery and coral reef studies, and broadband communications.