Stockholm University's new research vessel
Stockholm University Baltic Sea centre has been building a new research vessel for research in the Baltic Proper. The vessel, R/V Electra, was delivered in june 2016. Advanced tests will be performed the coming months so research can start as soon as possible.
- This new vessel will make a great difference for how marine researchers at our university can work with many different marine questions and promote collaboration across disciplines, says Christoph Humborg, scientific leader at Baltic Sea Centre. Its modern technical properties of high standard will make it possible for us to understand the world below the surface already during the expedition.
The new ice-breaking vessel is 24,3 metres long and 7 metres wide. It is equipped with technical instruments for water- sediment- and geophysical sampling. Thanks to modern ship technique and low-impact engines R/V Electra has exceptional functionality to work in a larger geographical area. This enhances the research range reachable with the Askö Laboratory vessel fleet.
Read the ship specifics & info
Läs om R/V Electra på svenska
To the vessel-blog (in Swedish)