The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will acquire several items of oceanographic instrumentation to be placed in a pool of shared use equipment. This equipment is maintained for use on or in association with the research vessels operated by the institution. A substantial part of their operating schedule is in support of NSF-sponsored research projects. The instrumentation will also increase the capabilities of the ship and of the institution to support research and engineering activities. The instrumentation includes: 15 5-liter Niskin water sampling bottles, a titroprocessor, a CTD deck unit and associated peripheral equipment and software, a box corer, rock- thin sectioning equipment, and a bulk data storage recorder.