The owners of Katharine have been avid supports of the International SeaKeepers Society since it’s inception and are proudly Founding Members of the organization. SeaKeepers promotes oceanographic research, conservation, and education through direct involvement with the yachting community. SeaKeepers enables the yachting community to take full advantage of their unique potential to advance marine sciences and to raise awareness about global ocean issues. The SeaKeepers Discovery Yachts Program is their foremost initiative in accomplishing their mission and goals. The program is comprised of scientific expeditions, instrument deployments, and educational outreach events. SeaKeepers collaborates with numerous organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies in order to accomplish its Discovery Yacht missions. SeaKeepers staff work closely with yacht owners and crew to coordinate research and outreach activities that reflect the yacht owner’s ocean-related interests. Some of the projects that the Katharine program has assisted SeaKeepers with recently, utilizing Katharine, Penny Mae & Little Penny, include:
2000 – 2010 Seakeeper 1000 Module fitted aboard
May 2014 Tiger Shark Tagging, Bahamas
August 2015 Urban Shark Research, Palm Beach
August 2015 Drifter Deployment, Atlantic
October 2015 Plankton Sampling, New York – Florida
March 2016 Genome Sequencing, Panama to Florida
We now looking forward to continuing working with SeaKeepers aboard Katharine on more exciting projects in the future.