After almost 50 years, the R/V John LeConte is nearing the end of its useful life. Our requirements and aspirations for a research vessel have also changed. Our desire is for a custom-designed vessel that maximizes our ability to do cutting-edge research while minimizing our environmental impact on the lake. We have formed a team to design and build the first high-speed, hybrid-electric research hydrofoil. This investment in the future health and science of Lake Tahoe will leave a lasting legacy, supporting impactful research for decades to come!
Assistant Director of Development, Office of Research