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2012-03-23 

New research vessel to INTERACT partner

The new research vessel of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR) arrives in Nuuk in the beginning of April 2012.

The new ship. It will be officially namned in Nuuk on April 14 at 14.00 at Skonnertkajen. It will be open to the public from 14.30 - 17. 30. Photo: GN

The new research vessel of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR) arrives in Nuuk in the beginning of April 2012. The 32 metre long ship is designed by OSK-Shiptech in close collaboration with the scientists from GINR and Greenland Climate Research Centre (GCRC) and was built at Karstensen’s shipyard in Skagen. The ship will be used primarily for the GINR´s monitoring programmes of the life stock of fish and shellfish in Greenlandic waters and for a broad spectrum of scientific research in the marine environment. The ship will also be a part of research and monitoring activities in connection with exploration for oil and gas and for mining activities close to the coast. The ship is fitted and equipped for many different tasks within fishery- environmental- and marine research. Further information can be obtained from the GINR website (this article in Danish,  click here for English version).