Cleanest & Greenest Festival Welcomes EPA Ocean Survey Vessel OSV Bold

May 26, 2008

Arriving in Portland on May 26 (at approximately 6:00 p.m.) for a week-long visit is The Bold, EPA Ocean Survey Vessel OSV Bold, on her first-ever assignment to the West Coast. Her job is to monitor and assess the health of our oceans and coastal waters, clearly right in line with the Mission Statement of the Rose Festival!

The Rose Festival is proud of our 'Cleanest & Greenest' festival in the world title.

The Ocean Survey Vessel Bold (The Bold) is EPA's only ocean and coastal monitoring vessel. The Bold -- a converted U.S. Navy T-AGOS class vessel -- is equipped with state-of-the-art sampling, mapping, and analysis equipment including sidescan sonar, underwater video, water sampling instruments, and sediment sampling devices, which scientists can use in various monitoring activities. EPA recognizes that accurate and timely data collection and analysis along our coasts will help us take actions necessary to keep our nationís coastal and ocean waters healthy.

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