Art Anderson has held NAME contracts with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for more than thirty-five years and have been responsible for successfully completing hundreds of tasks in support of the Pacific and Atlantic fleets. Through these contracts, we’ve gained unparalleled understanding of the unique needs and characteristics of research vessels. Our work has included several requirements including winches and trawl equipment; bottom and floating net equipment; hydro acoustic equipment; over side handling equipment, including masts, booms, davits, frames, and handling gear; additional handling equipment, including scientific data gathering systems like sampling devices, sonar systems, ROVs and a host of specialized systems; and both wet and dry laboratories. In addition to providing these services, we have a wealth of experience in designing conventional shipboard systems. This experience includes new and renovation designs for vessel arrangements; propulsion and steering systems; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; seawater and freshwater piping and cooling systems; electrical power and lighting systems; fire alarm and suppression systems; sewage, bilge and graywater systems; ballast, fuel oil and potable water systems; masts, bulkheads and other ship structures; pilothouse/bridge equipment and systems; office and food service equipment and systems; life safety equipment; vessel trim and stability; and vessel hull form and powering assignments.