URI to get new $120M ocean research vessel

THE UNIVERSITY of Rhode Island's research vessel Endeavor left Thursday for six days of marine research. COURTESY URI INNER SPACE CENTER
THE UNIVERSITY of Rhode Island's research vessel Endeavor left Thursday for six days of marine research. COURTESY URI INNER SPACE CENTER
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will land a new “state-of-the-art” ocean research vessel for use by a consortium led by the University of Rhode Island, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed’s office announced this week. The Rhode Island democrat helped secure federal funding to build the new ship, which is expected to be delivered in 2021. It will…

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