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Northeast Consortium Research Fleet (NECOR) records

Identifier: AC-67

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of materials from the NECOR Executive Committee, as well as other committees and subcommittees, and cover subjects including the organization, formation, and implementation of NECOR, the design of oceanographic research vessels, ship scheduling, and a number of other issues. Materials in the collection include correspondence, notebooks, notes, meeting agenda and minutes, memorandum of agreement, memoranda, newsletters, reports, and proposals.


  • 1981-1988

Language of Materials

The records are in



Open: materials are available for research.


Copyright: Permission to publish material from the collection must be authorized by the Institution Archivist.

Historical Information

The Northeast Consortium Research Fleet (NECOR) was established in July 1981, when the Directors of the Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution signed an agreement to coordinate the operations of their UNOLS research vessels. The objectives of the agreement were to improve availability of the fleet through coordinated scheduling, to permit a larger degree of specialization of some ships in the fleet, to avoid duplication and gain savings by sharing responsibility for the operation of specialized facilities, and to achieve more economical operation of vessels through pooled inventories, standardization of equipment, joint planning of equipment replacement, and sharing of technical support personnel.

Several standing and ad hoc committees and subcommittes were formed under NECOR, including the Submersible/ROV Subcommittee, Ship Scheduling Committee, Winch and Wire Committee, MCS (Multichannel Seismic Subcommittee), SEABEAM Committee, Navigation Committee, and Diving Committee.


1 box (.5 lin. ft.)


The collection consists of records relating to NECOR, including committee and subcommittee records, from 1981-1988.


The records are arranged in a single series:

List of Series:

Custodial History

The custodial history of the records is undocumented.

Acquisitions Information

The Data Library and Archives acquired the records on October 22, 1992.

Related Material

Several other manuscript collections in the DLA have material related to NECOR, including AC-08 (Marine Operations records), MC-10 (G. Michael Purdy papers), and MC-27 (Carl Bowin papers).

Processing Information

First-level processing completed by David Sherman on December 9, 2009.

A Guide to the Northeast Consortium Research Fleet (NECOR) records, 1981-1988
David Sherman
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Language of description note
Finding aid written inEnglish

Repository Details

Part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Data Library and Archives Repository