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Dr. Fridtjof Nansen
Dr. Fridtjof Nansen arrived Bergen and was welcomed by IMR staff. The ship will be baptised in Oslo on the 24th of March.       
Photo: Magne Olsen, IMR
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New Dr. Fridtjof Nansen

The Norwegian government decided in September of 2012 to fund construction of a new research vessel. The vessel will be ready in 2016, and will replace the now 20-year-old "R/V Dr. Fridtjof Nansen" which since 1975 has been deployed for most ecosystem surveys organized by the Nansen project, and has strongly supported carrying out fisheries research in a number of developing countries.


  • Finished 2016
  • Breadth moulded 17.40 m
  • Crew and Scientists capacity 15 + 30
  • Number of laboratories: 7
  • Propulsion power 3000 kW