Marine Program Pier Is Nearly Finished; Will Be Used by Mid-November
October 31, 2007
Work on a new pier to support UNH’s marine research projects is nearing
completion on Fort Point in New Castle.
The structure is in place and the floating dock guide piles, which mount to
the south side of the pier, will be installed within the next couple of weeks.
The first use of the pier is scheduled for mid-November when researchers will
load fish food onto Meriel B. support vessel and take it out to the open ocean
Photo gallery of the project
The pier will support he UNH Marine Program, the Cooperative Institute for
New England Mariculture and Fisheries (CINEMar), the Cooperative Institute
for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET), the UNH Center
for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM), the Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC),
the Coastal Ocean Observation and Analysis (COOA) program, and the UNH Sea
It will also be the home port for the new NOAA ocean mapping SWATH vessel,
which should be delivered in late-2008. A floating dock system will provide
berthing for smaller research vessels.