JMS has specialized expertise related to research vessels. Safety and seaworthiness inspections have been conducted for the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Geological Survey, Antarctic Support Associates, and numerous marine science universities and oceanographic institutions.
Since 1997 JMS has conducted over 150 vessel inspections assessing their ability to effectively conduct marine science and oceanographic research. Specific considerations include overall size and general arrangement, seakeeping, stability, weight handling, laboratory arrangement, data acquisition, sensor deployment, and shipboard engineering systems. JMS is also very familiar with the operational requirements of remotely operated vehicles, occupied submersibles, and manned diving.