Scientists Conduct Cutting-Edge Research During Arctic Coast Guard Mission

By Yolanda R. Arrington
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (Defense TV screenshot)

Defense TV has been embedded with the U.S. Coast Guard, giving you a rarely seen look at the cutter Healy’s first scientific mission of 2017. In the latest episode of Defense TV’s “Armed with Science,” you’ll see the largest polar ice breaker in the fleet and learn more about its unique mission. Healy is the most technologically advanced vessel of its kind, conducting research in the Arctic.

The cutter’s primary mission is to function as a world-class high latitude research platform with an emphasis on Arctic science. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the work scientists are doing aboard the cutter.

Stay tuned to Armed with Science for more of Defense TV’s Icebreaker series.

RELATED LINKS: Coast Guard Ensign Gives Us an Inside Look at How This Research Cutter Works
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Breaking the Ice: Inside the Coast Guard’s Polar Icebreaker

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