Cruise Planning for R/V Sikuliaq

Sikuliaq cruise track


1+Years Out

Additional Items For Arctic Operations:

If your project will operate in Arctic Waters please visit this page.


6+ Months Out


2+ Months Out

If your cruise will involve/require any of the following items please click on the links below:


2+ Weeks Out

If ALL science party members view the Civility and Safety videos, prior to their arrival to the ship, it will shorten your pre-departure orientation/safety briefing.
The chief scientist will need to provide a sign-off sheet to the ship, showing that all science members have viewed the three videos.


Sailing Aboard R/V Sikuliaq

  • Embarkation
    • Moving aboard: Science members may move aboard on the first mobilization day (and are encouraged to be aboard no later than the night before departure), and move off by 1630 on the last de-mobilization day. Science party personnel may eat aboard starting with lunch of the first mobilization day through lunch of the last de-mobilization day. Contact the Marine Superintendent or Science Operations Manager if you have questions.
  • Science Staterooms
  • Life aboard Sikuliaq - What to expect, pack, policies, etc.
  • Disembarking
    • All cargo off-loading and the cleaning of rooms/science spaces should be complete by 1630 on the last de-mobilization day. Deviations from this schedule must be arranged in the pre-planning of the cruise.
  • UNOLS Post cruise Assessment Report