Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 28 Issue 01

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Volume 28, No. 1
Pages 7 - 7

TRIBUTE • An Old Salt Retires

Ray Schmitt
First Paragraph

In September and October 2012, R/V Knorr operated in the North Atlantic to deploy autonomous platforms that would collect measurements over the following year for the first phase of the Salinity Processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study (SPURS-1). When the ship was retired in late 2014, after 44 years of oceanographic service, a plaque on the bridge (see above, right) still displayed the vessel’s motto, “Sal sume sub sole,” which was provided by Emerson Hiller, the first captain.


Schmitt, R. 2015. An old salt retires. Oceanography 28(1):7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.20.


Durack, P.J. 2015. Ocean salinity and the global water cycle. Oceanography 28(1):20–31, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2015.03.