Tag Archives: research vessel

RRS Sir David Attenborough Prepares for Sea Trials

SDA-Sea-Trials

The RRS Sir David Attenborough (SDA) is getting ready for its next round of sea trials. This is an important part of the preparations for the ship’s first Antarctic mission. The ship has been in dry dock at Cammell Laird shipyard since March to enable engineers to carry out technical fixes and refinements identified during the first round of trials, as well as commissioning new scientific equipment in the ship’s hull and laboratories. 

Read more

RV Sikuliaq Completes Cruise Using COVID-19 Precautions

Sikuliaq in Seward May 2020_by Sarah Spanos

The research vessel Sikuliaq has successfully completed the first science cruise in the U.S. Academic Fleet since the COVID-19 pandemic stand-down began. Special permission was given to three researchers from the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to collect water and plankton samples in the northern Gulf of Alaska, preserving an unbroken string of

Read more

Global Ocean Observing System Report Card Released

The Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) have released the 2018 Ocean Observing System Report Card. The report details the JCOMM global observation system, which is comprised of networks and sensors that provide information about atmosphere, ocean, ice, global weather, maritime hazards and maritime commerce,

Read more

Arctic Vessel Operators Invited to Survey of Data and Instrumentation

The Arctic ocean businesses community is invited to participate in a survey on the current state of data collection efforts and capabilities in the Arctic conducted by the World Ocean Council (WOC). The WOC is the ocean business community partner of the EU-funded Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE) Project, which will enable scientists to collect more data in the Arctic through

Read more