Welcome to Research and Training Week!

Welcome to Research and Training Week!


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.

Vessel Reviews:

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

FEATURE | Faroe Islands enters research vessel newbuilding sector with high-specification multi-role ship

– “The vessel is equipped with trawls, underwater acoustic sensors, and provisions for launching and recovering remotely operated vehicles.”

FEATURE | AUVs play key role in new Antarctic food web research

– “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.”

Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!

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

Stay updated on future Research and Training Weeks

Neil Baird

Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Baird Maritime and Work Boat World magazine, Neil has travelled the length and breadth of this planet in over 40 years in the business. He knows the global work boat industry better than anyone.