R/V Oceanograf – conducted research with SEA EU scientists

By Marek Grzybowski

University of Gdansk. Scientists from 8 universities conducted the research as part of the European University SEA-EU alliance. Scientists have examined how far pollution and plastic from the Baltic Sea reaches the North Sea and Arctic sea areas. The preliminary results of scientific research conducted during the r/v Oceanograf cruise were summarized. Research in the Arctic is continued by the r/v Oceania ship, a ship with scientists from the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The Baltic Maritime and Space Cluster is a business partner in the European Maritime University SEA EU project.

The r/v Oceanograf catamaran was welcomed on July 5, 2024 at the pier in Sopot. Scientists from 8 universities participated in the BaltArctic Research Cruise – an international expedition as part of SEA-EU – the Alliance of Maritime Universities of the European Union.

The purpose of the catamaran is to conduct interdisciplinary analyzes of the state of the environment and nature of the Sea and Ocean. There are specialized laboratories on the ship where biological, chemical, physical and geological research is carried out. The unit can take 20 scientists on board. The ship sails at a maximum speed of 12 knots. The ship has a range of 2,500 nautical miles. The autonomy of navigation is 21 days. It is the most modern research unit in the Baltic Sea basin. R/V Oceanograf performs tasks for maritime science and economy. It has international shipping certificates. . The total length of the ship is 49.5 meters, the construction width is 14 meters, the draft is 2 meters, and the displacement is almost 800 tons.