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Sampling at sea is essential for marine research. This requires well-adapted vessels. Photo: Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre.

The field station's current main vessel, R/V Aurelia, is over 40 years old and severely worn. The new vessel will be able to perform all the tasks and activities of R/V Aurelia, and several more. Modern ship technology and environmentally friendly engines give the new ship a significantly better functionality in all areas, and a new vessel classification permits activities across a larger geographic area.

“Our activities are in particular based on providing attractive infrastructure for marine research and education. Therefore, a modern research vessel is very important for us,” says Tina Elfwing, Director of the newly established Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre.