Oceanographic research vessels

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An oceanographic research vessel is fitted out for the study of the biological, physical, chemical and geological properties of the marine environment.


These vessels are equipped to study biological, physical, chemical and geological processes in the world's seas and oceans.


Such craft carry the technology appropriate to the specific tasks of their missions. They generally have an on-board laboratory. Some have specialized davits for handling submarine robots or remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

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Many factors will influence choice of vessel. These include dimensions, type of propulsion, crew capacity, available deck gear and similar operational characteristics.

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1 products Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce UT 392
UT 392 Rolls-Royce

The UT 392 is designed with the following capabilities: Low in-water noise level ROV operations...


With remarkable technology and boundless creativity, Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction has been leading the global shipbuilding market...

1 products Meyer Werft
Meyer Werft SONNE
SONNE Meyer Werft

With the first steel-cutting of the first steel plate in MEYER WERFTs laser center, the construction of the research vessel SONNE began in December 2012. When completed in 2015, it shall replace the 36...

Hike Metal Products RACHEL CARSON
RACHEL CARSON Hike Metal Products

This Custom built Research vessel for the University of Maryland Christened the “Rachel Carson” is specifically designed to provide a stable platform for decades of service...

Hike Metal Products VENEZUELAN
VENEZUELAN Hike Metal Products

This 74ft state of the art vessel Christened the El Bergantin was specifically designed and built for sampling and testing water quality on Lake Maracaibo Venezuela, and adjacent offshore. The vessel...

Hike Metal Products COPASETIC
COPASETIC Hike Metal Products

Christened the “Copasetic” this masterfully...

Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co. 25M
25M Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co.


video Flensburger Schiffbau
Flensburger Schiffbau

Highlights: Flensburger designed unique deep sea research vessel for world wide...

Navimor International HORYZONT II
HORYZONT II Navimor International

NAVIMOR International and REMONTOWA shipyard in 1999 have delivered to Gdynia Maritime University training and research vessel HORYZONT II . This modern ship has been designed and equipped with sophisticated...

1 products BERGEN Group

General Information: Design: MT6007 Yard no: 79/80 Built by: Bergen Group Fosen Hull by: Odys Stozcnia,...

Construcciones Navales P. Freire SARMIENTO DE GAMBOA
SARMIENTO DE GAMBOA Construcciones Navales P. Freire

MAIN PARTICULARS Length o.a 70.50 m. Length...

Construcciones Navales P. Freire NC-704
NC-704 Construcciones Navales P. Freire

MAIN PARTICULARS Length o.a. 99.70 m. Length p.p.abt. 88.80 m. Breath: 18.00 m Depth mld....

Construcciones Navales P. Freire JANAN RV
JANAN RV Construcciones Navales P. Freire

MAIN PARTICULARS Length O.A 42.80 m. Length B.P 36.00...

Hitzler Werft GmbH ALKOR
ALKOR Hitzler Werft GmbH

Length overall 30.77 m Breadth moulded...

1 products Simek AS
Simek AS 048 - Mukhtabar Albihar
048 - Mukhtabar Albihar Simek AS

Delivered: September 1982 Owner: UNESCO, Paris/Univeristy of Qatar Design:Ankerløkken/ Mjellem & Karlsen,...

1 products Rodriquez
Catamaran THE NINFE CLASS Rodriquez

The vessel, of catamaran type, is especially intended to Hydrographic survey of the Continental platform,...

video All American Marine 134′ SEA SCOUT
134′ SEA SCOUT All American Marine

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) of Bellingham, WA. and C & C Technologies, Inc. (C & C) of Lafayette, LA. are pleased to announce the commencement of construction of a new catamaran survey vessel....

video All American Marine 83' R/V MANTA
Catamaran 83' R/V MANTA All American Marine

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded All American Marine another contract to construct a catamaran research vessel. The 82’ 8” x 30’ aluminum catamaran will be the largest...

video All American Marine 62′ SHEARWATER
Catamaran 62′ SHEARWATER All American Marine

The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary’s new 62’ high-speed Teknicraft catamaran is used, primarily, as a research platform, conducting biotic and abiotic oceanographic research in the waters of...

1 products Bugari
Shipyard DeHoop NB1019 - 384 DWT
NB1019 - 384 DWT Shipyard DeHoop

Main dimensions : Lenght over all: 66 metres Lenght between perpendicular: 58,00 metres Breadth: 12,80 metres Draft: 4,00 metres Depth: 6,85 metres Deadweight: 384 tons Propulsion Particulars: Main Engines:...

Gondan Shipyard M/V DA BFAR
M/V DA BFAR Gondan Shipyard

MAIN PARTICULARS Length O.A. 60,00 m Length...

1 products Burger
new Burger ARCTICUS

The Fisheries Research Vessel ARCTICUS will be a member of a 5 vessel fleet owned and operated by the U.S. Geological Survey’s, Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The primary mission of...

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