The W.T. Hogarth is lowered into the water for the first time. Photo by Eric Younghans, University of South Florida Health Communications

Name of New Research Vessel Honors Dr. William Hogarth

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce that a new state-of-the-art scientific research vessel has been named in honor of Research Board member William “Bill” T. Hogarth. The R/V W.T Hogarth will support the research of over two dozen institutions and agencies across Florida and will be used for refined bottom mapping, metal tracing, surveying, collecting samples, and more.