R/V Lowell Weicker
The 36-foot R/V Lowell Weicker will enhance the University’s coastal research capabilities. Equipped with laboratory space, and open deck for small moorings, a large instrument well, and an A-frame and winch that can handle 1,500 pounds, the vessel’s initial primary mission is to support the LISICOS program in studying the coastal environment of the Long Island Sound. Both LISICOS and the vessel are funded by an award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with support from the UConn Research Foundation. UConn Trustee and benefactor Richard Treibick has endowed the Marine Sciences Research and Outreach Fund to provide long-term support for the work undertaken by UConn marine scientists and the R/V Lowell Weicker.