USGS Research Vessel Polaris Up for Auction

Since 1966, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been conducting ship-based scientific studies aboard the Research Vessel (R/V) Polaris.  It is bittersweet to announce the end of an era for the R/V Polaris with USGS but an exciting opportunity for yet another page of history to be added to the vessel under new ownership.


Photo of R/V POLARIS from USGS website

GSA will conduct an auction for the R/V Polaris which is scheduled to run from September 19, 2016 to October 4, 2016.  To access the auction site, visit and search under the category “Boats and Marine Equipment”. 

Submitted by Robbyn Jackson, September 16, 2016

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