The R/V Marcelle Melosira is staffed with a full-time Captain and Research Vessel Specialist who are experienced in aspects of limnological, geological, and fisheries sampling including: water sampling, plankton sampling, sediment coring, gill netting, bottom and mid-water fish trawling, and hydroacoustic sampling.
Watershed Alliance offers K-12 programs on the R/V Marcelle Melosira which give elementary, middle, and high school students and teachers the opportunity to learn first-hand about the study of limnology and to collect their own data on Lake Champlain with the aid of professional educators and lab research staff.
The R/V Marcelle Melosira is available for charter to groups or individuals for research, education, outreach, or other functions. View our boat usage fees. Please contact Interim Captain Taylor Resnick for more information.
Interim Captain Taylor Resnick
Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory
University of Vermont
Burlington VT 05401
The Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory also has smaller boats for use on Lake Champlain and surrounding water bodies.