Focus on Research and Training
This week, we look at newly delivered research and survey vessels in service around the world, from the cold northern waters of Russia to the warmer environments of the Middle East. Most are newbuilds while one is a refurbished vessel that was originally designed to support the offshore energy industry.
Marine Research • Maritime Training • Maritime Archaeology
We will also feature two important marine research projects, a recently completed mission in Maldives and an upcoming construction activity to expand New Zealand’s knowledge of the harsh Antarctic environment.
Visit Baird Maritime regularly over the coming days to get the latest on these important sectors of the global maritime industry.
- Jaywun – Arabian Gulf oceanographic research vessel for UAE operator
- Zhu Hai Yun – Chinese-built drone mothership boasts autonomous sailing systems
- Kaiao – Wildlife observation boat for Hawaii-based research organisation
- Promernyy-3 – Russian inland survey boats to support dredging projects
- Vadim Viktorovsky – New series of shallow-draught survey boats for Russian inland waterway authority
- Wavelab – German-developed autonomous demonstrator catamaran
- Aleksandr Parfenov – Russian harbour launch with hydrographic support capability
- VESSEL REFIT | Falkor (Too) – Ex-platform supplier rebuilt for global deep-sea research
- Anatoly Knyazev – Russian Navy places new hydrographic boat into service
- Shackleford – Versatile offshore catamaran for US East Coast survey specialist
Features and Opinion:
FEATURE | International alliance conducts deep-sea research mission in Maldives
– “The mission saw the deployment of two advanced crewed submersibles, robotic and autonomous systems, and more than a dozen research technologies.”
FEATURE | New Zealand to put up advanced research station in Antarctica
– “The station is slated to become operational in January 2027, 70 years after the original Scott Base opened in 1957.”
News and Gear:
- 33 injured after research ship topples while in drydock in Edinburgh, Scotland
- Research and Training Vessel News Roundup | March 8 – German autonomous demonstrator plus new research ships for the US and Australia
- US Navy submarine lost in World War II found off Hokkaido, Japan
- Research and Training Vessel News Roundup | February 16 – US, Swedish and Dutch research and survey boats and an Australian training vessel refit
- Research and Training Vessel News Roundup | January 17 – Deliveries in China and UAE, Russian survey vessel launch and future US Navy oceanographic ship
Recent Important Features:
REMINISCENCES | Asherah, a two-man submarine named for a Phoenician goddess
– “The reason it was built so quickly is because the Electric Boat division had lots of experience from building submarines for the US Navy.”
– by Bob Iversen, retired Hawaii fishery biologist
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 March 31), 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
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