The RSV Argo Initiative is working with Arizona State University Researchers and Educators and other Institutions to participate with at sea R&D activities in the Pacific. Highly interactive, researchers and students can participate in the operation of Argo's drones and ROVs while conducting research activities.
Researchers and Students can join the vessel for a period of time for at sea field research or learning experiences. Up to ten people work in cramped, close quarters on a Spartan-like, purpose built vessel - Argo is NOT a yacht!
In 2019 the RSV Argo construction began with a team of talented volunteers who, from time to time, will be serving aboard Argo as crew.
Hundreds of parts have to be fabricated for the Argo, including the stanchions shown above. The build process included diverse fabrication steps from casting metal parts, wood working, composite layup and even masonry and ceramics.
Protective paint and lacquer are applied to the interior structure and deck underside prior to detail installation of overhead panels, upholstery and finish wood trim.
Captain Kevin completed 3 tours in Harm's way as a fire fighter on the very active flight deck of the USS PELELIU LHA-5. If you're interested in the Argo Initiative, feel free to contact him directly at email@example.com
Master & Commander
Argonauts interact with students to learn more about our world and to be thrilled with exciting experiences in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Beta STEAM programs are available to teachers and educators. Simply inquire to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Argonauts are available to meet and greet in person or virtually. They can share with students the marvels of the world at STEAM venues as shown here next to ASU's display.
Argonauts are happy to meet with STEAM professionals to facilitate coordination and develop programs for education as shown here with SciTech representatives touring RSV Argo during construction in Arizona.
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You can come out to the boat or you can experience what life is like on board through virtual platforms as an opportunity for learning. Discover what life is like living on the water. Experience the thrill interacting with curious marine creatures great and small.
Our exploration opportunities range from above to deep below the waves using drones, and ROVs. Come along with field researchers and diving Argonauts as we discover new wonders in our world. You, too, can enjoy the adventure of discovery participating virtually or in person.
RSV Argo's destinations are far flung and remote islands.
This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the world and the sea; unspoiled by large populations. Let's call it, the natural world.
Come along with us!