Friday, 11 October 2013

New £75m UK marine science research ship named

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal named a new Royal Research Ship - RRS Discovery - at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton yesterday. She is a state-of-the craft for world-leading oceanographic research, commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and will be operated on NERC's behalf by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) for the United Kingdom's marine science community.

Discovery's capability will allow deep-ocean research in the remotest and least hospitable parts of our planet, from tropical seas to polar waters.