United Kingdom Public Sector Research and Survey Vessels

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Vessel
Length (m)
Uses
Operational Areas
Organisation
Web Link
RV Aora
22.00
Marine research, surveying, equipment trials, education Scottish West Coast, North Irish Sea University Marine Biological Station, Millport http://www.gla.ac.uk/Acad/Marine
RV Aplysia
11.00
Marine biology and education Firth of Clyde (protected waters) University Marine Biological Station, Millport http://www.gla.ac.uk/Acad/Marine
RV Bernicia
16.20
Research and teaching North Sea and local estuaries School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Newcastle http://www.ncl.ac.uk/marine/about/facilities/bernicia.htm
RV Bill Conway
11.74
Surveying, teaching, research and diving Solent and South Coast School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton http://www.soes.soton.ac.uk/resources/boats/vessels.html
RV Calanus
20.00
Hydrographic and acoustic surveys, inshore trawling, benthic sampling with cores and dredges North Irish Sea, Loch Ness, Inner and Outer Hebrides, Shetland Islands Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory http://www.samssrsl.org
RV Callista
19.75
Research including maritime archaeology and civil engineering South Coast School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton http://www.soes.soton.ac.uk/resources/boats/vessels.html
Cefas Endeavour
73.00
Estuarine, shelf seas and deep water oceanographic and fisheries surveys North Sea, Celtic Sea, Irish Sea, Channel Cefas Lowestoft

http://www.cefas.co.uk/about-us/research-vessel.aspx
FRV Clupea
32.10
Fisheries research West Coast Scotland Fisheries Research Services http://www.frs-scotland.gov.uk
CSV Coastal Guardian
16.45
Environmental Monitoring UK Home Waters, West Coast, Solway Firth - North Wales Environment Agency http://www.vtplc.com/emergencyservices/product.asp?itemID=1641&catid=728
RV Corystes
52.50
Marine fisheries and environmental research and monitoring Irish sea and adjacent sea areas Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute http://www.afbini.gov.uk/index/about-us/facilities/rv-corystes.htm
RRS Discovery
90.25
General purpose oceanographic research Worldwide Natural Environment Research Council http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/sites/facilities/marine/discovery.asp
HMS Echo
90.60
Multi-role On and off continental shelf Royal Navy http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.1906
HMS Enterprise
90.60
Multi-role On and off continental shelf Royal Navy http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.1906
HMS Gleaner
16.00
Surveying UKcoastal waters Royal Navy http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.1933
RRS James Clark Ross
99.04
Geophysical and biological studies Worldwide/polar seas Natural Environment Research Council http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/sites/facilities/marine/jamesclarkross.asp
RRS James Cook
89.50
Continental margin and deep ocean projects Worldwide Natural Environment Research Council http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/sites/facilities/marine/jamescook.asp
RV Plymouth Quest
21.50
Offshore and coastal operations 60 miles from safe haven Plymouth Marine Laboratory http://www.pml.ac.uk/Default.aspx?RecordId=7561
RV Prince Madog
34.90
General research Shelf seas west of Britain Natural Environment Research Council http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/sites/facilities/marine/princemadog.asp
or http://www.vtplc.com/ocean
RV Roagan
23.75
Trawls, surveys, sampling Scillies to N W Scotland Port Erin Marine Laboratory http://www.liv.ac.uk/peml/facilities/rvs.htm
HMS Roebuck
64.00
Hydrographic and oceanographic surveys Worldwide Royal Navy http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.1891
FRV Scotia
68.60
Fisheries research North Sea and North East Atlantic Fisheries Research Services http://www.frs-scotland.gov.uk
HMS Scott
131.50
Deep bathymetric Off Continental Shelf Royal Navy http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.1898
CSV Sea Vigil
16.40
Environmental Monitoring UK Home Waters, Humber - Penzance Environment Agency http://www.vtplc.com/emergencyservices/product.asp?itemID=1641&catid=728
RV Seol Mara
10.50
Hydrographic and acoustic, light trawling, dredging and coring, near shore diving operations Sea lochs, Inner Firth of Lorne, Sound of Mull, Sound of Jura Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory http://www.samssrsl.org
MBA Sepia
15.40
Offshore and coastal operations 60 miles from safe haven Plymouth Marine Laboratory http://www.pml.aerc.uk/Default.aspx?RecordId=7561
SV Sir John Murray
23.74
Marine environmental surveying and monitoring Solway Firth to Shetland to Eyemouth Scottish Environment Protection Agency http://www.sepa.org.uk
RV Sula
8.00
Trawls, sub aqua operations Coastal waters of Isle of Man Port Erin Marine Laboratory http://www.liv.ac.uk/peml/facilities/rvs.htm
CSV Vigilance
15.77
Environmental Monitoring UK Home Waters, Mid Wales - Landsend Environment Agency http://www.vtplc.com/emergencyservices/product.asp?itemID=1641&catid=728
CSV Water Guardian
16.45
Environmental Monitoring UK Home Waters, Berwick on Tweed - Thames Estuary Environment Agency http://www.vtplc.com/emergencyservices/product.asp?itemID=1641&catid=728

 

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