Invariably different inventive, interesting and innovative, research vessels, while there are far fewer of them than tugs or ferries, for example, keep being launched. Mostly owned by governments or well-funded research organisations, these vessels are generally designed and built with little expense spared. That tends to make them especially interesting.
Marine Research • Maritime Training • Maritime Archaeology
This week on Baird Maritime, we have examples from Australia, China, and Russia. They are all quite different in most respects and brimming with innovative ideas that will be of value whatever kinds of vessels you own or operate.
- Pioner-M – Russian research catamaran fitted with autonomous sailing capability
- Zhihai – Multi-role research and signals testing vessel for Chinese government
- Nuyina LB1 & Nuyina LB2 – Icebreaker daughter craft/landing barge pair for Australian Antarctic Division
News and Gear:
- Texas A&M University research on West Coast fisheries management awarded NSF funding
- Construction starts on 78m fishing training vessel for Taiwan
- New species of mollusc, coral discovered in Hong Kong waters
- NOAA, US Coast Guard locate revenue cutter lost at sea in 1963
- Nigerian Navy orders new research vessel from French builder
- Russian yard starts construction of new fisheries research vessels
- Icelandic government invites bids for fisheries research vessel
- Special warfare training RIB delivered to US Navy
Recent Important Features:
– “The vessel is equipped with trawls, underwater acoustic sensors, and provisions for launching and recovering remotely operated vehicles.”
– “The use of AUVs became necessary partly due to their ability to operate in environments that are too hazardous for humans to venture into in that part of Antarctica.”
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Call for content!
Any news or views about the marine research and training industry? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and October 29), so we can add it to this current edition of Research and Training Week!
We are after:
- Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
- Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the marine research and training sectors
- Interviews – Owners, operators, marine research institutes, maritime training schools, etc.
- Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the research and training vessel world? (example here)
- Other – Any other relevant news