Northeast Consortium Research Fleet (NECOR) records
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.
Language of Materials
Open: materials are available for research.
Copyright: Permission to publish material from the collection must be authorized by the Institution Archivist.
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 records are arranged in a single series:
List of Series:
The custodial history of the records is undocumented.
The Data Library and Archives acquired the records on October 22, 1992.
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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- Finding aid written inEnglish