The newest addition to Oregon State University’s research fleet, the R/V Oceanus, entered the Panama Canal today to make the transit from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, marking roughly the mid-point of the trip from her former home port at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to her new home at OSU’s docks in Newport, Oregon.
You can follow the trip via a live Webcam, courtesy of OSU Information Services, at
The image and map update every few minutes, as long as the ship’s satellite uplink permits. An attached map even tracks the ship’s position by latitude and longitude (although the “larger view” map is still labeled with the name of the R/V Wecoma, the vessel the Oceanus will replace).
The Oceanus left Woods Hole on Jan. 25, and is expected to arrive in Newport in mid-February.
(Photo by S. Sutherland)