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Ceremony to welcome research vessel back to Charleston home port

NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown spent nearly 800 days at sea in a 3½-year voyage
RSVP deadline corrected and extended
March 22, 2017 Media are invited to attend a special dockside ceremony on Mon., March 27, to welcome the crew of NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown back to Charleston, S.C., the oceanographic research vessel’s home port. Media will also be able to tour the ship.
Scientists on NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown will launch weather balloons up to eight times a day in the eastern tropical Pacific to help study the current El Niño.

During its multi-year voyage, the ship has spent nearly 800 days at sea and traveled almost 130,000 miles as it conducted scientific research and serviced buoys that collect a wide variety of environmental data.

The ship, currently in the Atlantic, departed Charleston on July 18, 2013.

WHAT
NOAA Ship
Ronald H. Brown homecoming ceremony

WHEN
Mon., March 27; 11:30 a.m. media availability, 12:00 p.m. ceremony

WHERE
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
22345 South Hobson
Pier Papa (corner of South Hobson Street and Halsey Street)
North Charleston, S.C.

WHO
Rear Adm. David A. Score, director, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Capt. Robert Kamphaus, commanding officer, NOAA Ship
Ronald H. Brown

RSVP
Media interested in attending the media availability and ceremony are asked to RSVP by 3:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, March 24, to David Hall at the email and phone number
below.

Media contact:
David Hall,
301-713-7671