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The M/V NAMAO is a 33.6 m research vessel, owned and operated by the LWRC. She was built in 1975 and served as a buoy tender for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Aids to Navigation Program until 1997 when the Program was privatized and the NAMAO was put up for disposal through Crown Assets. The LWRC was formed in 1998 and the CCG agreed to operate the ship on a cost-recovery basis until 2005 when ownership was transferred to the LWRC.

The vessel requires nine crew members – Captain, Chief Officer, Chief and Second Engineers, Deckhands (4) and cook – and can accommodate up to seven science crew on overnight passages. The ship’s capacity is 40 persons for day trips.

Related Collections and Datasets

    Campaign

    • LWRC 2002 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2002 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 30th to June 22nd Summer: July 26th to August 22nd Fall: October 13th... Read more
    • LWRC 2003 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2003 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 28th to June 19th Summer: July 24th to August 12th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2004 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2004 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 1st to June 20th Summer: July 24th to August 17th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2005 Campaign Campaign

      Fall 2005 whole-lake research cruise. Start and end dates: Fall: September 21st to October 13th The M/V NAMAO was in drydock during the spring and summer.
    • LWRC 2006 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2006 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 29th to June 17th Summer: July 24th to August 18th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2007 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2007 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 28th to June 15th Summer: July 19th to August 15th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2008 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2008 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 2nd to June 19th Summer: July 27th to August 14th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2009 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2009 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 28th to June 13th Summer: July 14th to August 2nd Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2010 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2010 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 27th to June 15th Summer: July 26th to August 17th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2011 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2011 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 1st to June 21st Summer: July 18th to August 10th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2012 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2012 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 31st to June 17th Summer: July 16th to August 9th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2013 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2013 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 29th to June 14th Summer: July 23rd to August 8th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2014 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2014 whole-lake research cruises. Workboat was used for the Spring cruise due to zebra mussels and the resulting closure of Gimli Harbour. Start and end... Read more
    • LWRC 2015 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2015 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 2nd to June 18th Spring: July 20th to August 6th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2016 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2016 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 2nd to June 19th Summer: July 18th to July 31st Fall: September 12th... Read more
    • LWRC 2017 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2017 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 31st to June 17th Summer: July 24th to August 8th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2018 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2018 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 12th to July 19th Summer: July 13th to August 16th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2019 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2019 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 28th to June 13th Summer: July 22nd to August 8th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2020 Campaign Campaign

      Fall 2020 whole-lake research cruise. Start and end dates: Fall: October 5th to October 22nd The spring and summer cruises were not carried out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more
    • LWRC 2021 Campaign Campaign

      Fall 2021 whole-lake research cruise. Start and end dates: Fall: September 24th to October 14th The spring and summer cruises were not carried out due to ship upgrades and... Read more

    Instruments

    • Automatic Voluntary Observing Ship System Instrument Details

      Automatic Voluntary Observing Ship (AVOS) System is aboard the M/V NAMAO and operated by the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium. Data generated from this system is owned by... Read more