Ship to Shore Education Program
Take a tour of ORV Alguita
What is an ORV?
"ORV" is short for "Oceanographic Research Vessel"
"Oceanographic" comes from the word "oceanography"
(The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 30 Aug. 2007)
"Research" is a search for knowledge.
A "Vessel" is a ship.
ORV's are ships that provide transportation for scientists studying the ocean.