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RV G.O. Sars

"G.O. Sars"

"G.O. Sars" represents a new generation of marine research vessels. With its vibration- and noise-damped diesel generators and its propellers driven by direct current motors, "G.O. Sars" is an extremely quiet vessel under way. It emits 99 percent less noise under water than conventional research vessels.

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New Dr. Fridtjof Nansen

The Norwegian government decided in September 2012 to fund construction of a new research vessel. The vessel was built in Spain, arrived Bergen 10 January 2017, and was named by prime minister Erna Solberg in Oslo 24 March 2017.
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RV Johan Hjort

"Johan Hjort"

Johan Hjort" is named after the first IMR director and one of the founders of ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea), Johan Hjort (1869 -1948).

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Kristine Bonnevie

In 2016, after a severe upgrading, the former "Dr. Fridtjof Nansen" changed name till ”Kristine Bonnevie” - named after the first female marine biologist in Norway, professor Kristine Bonnevie (born in 1872).

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RV G.M. Dannevig

"G.M. Dannevig"

"G.M. Dannevig" was originally named "Kystfangst" and owned by "Fiskeriteknologisk Forskningsinstitutt" (Institute of Fisheriy Technology Research).

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New Polar Research Vessel "Kronprins Haakon"

The Norwegian Government decided in October 2012 to build a new polar research vessel. The ship was built by the Italian shipyard Fincantieri and was launched in Italy in February 2017. RV "Kronprins Haakon" arrived Bergen 2 January 2018.

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Research vessel "Hans Brattström"

"Hans Brattström"

"Hans Brattström"is owned by the University of Bergen and is operated by the the Institute of Marine Research.IMR uses the vessel 200-230 days pr. year along the West Coast of Norway.

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