USS Monitor crew

Just as the USS Monitor could not have operated without a dedicated crew, neither can the expedition team conduct the mission alone. It takes many committed partners to stage a successful operation. Click image for larger view.

Mission Partners

The Monitor 2001 Expedition is being conducted jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Navy and The Mariners’ Museum.

Support for the engine recovery phase (Phase II) is being provided by Newport News Shipbuilding, Inc., Phoenix International, Inc., the U.S. Army Transportation Command, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

NOAA research dives during Phases I and III will be conducted by NOAA, the National Undersea Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the Maritime Studies Program at East Carolina University, and the Cambrian Foundation.

Primary funding for the expedition was awarded by the Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program, with additional funding from NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Office of Ocean Exploration. Conservation and exhibition funding and support is being provided by The Mariners’ Museum.



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