List of research vessels by country

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Following is a list of research vessels by country:

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Argentina[edit]

ARA Almirante Irízar, docked in Puerto de la Ciudad, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Australia[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Bermuda[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Canada[edit]

Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

RV Pourquoi Pas? harboured in Brest, France.

Germany[edit]

Research ship Planet of the German Navy
RV Elettra of the Italian Navy
RV Galatea of the Italian Navy
RV Aegaeo (Greece)

Greece[edit]

Iceland[edit]

  • RV Árni Friðriksson
  • RV Bjarni Sæmundsson

India[edit]

Ireland[edit]

RV Celtic Explorer, a multi-purpose research vessel at sea in Galway Bay, Ireland.
  • RV Celtic Explorer
  • RV Celtic Voyager
  • RV Keary
  • RV Geo
  • RV Tonn
  • M.V. Cosantóir Bradán

Italy[edit]

  • RV Andrea
  • RV Astrea
  • RV Cerruti
  • RV Dallaporta
  • RV Furetto
  • RV Italica
  • RV Luigi Sanzo
  • RV Maria Grazia
  • RV Minerva Uno
  • RV OGS Explora
  • RV Regione Lazio 1
  • RV Tecnopesca II
  • RV Trer

Italian Navy

RV Alliance, NATO Research Vessel under Italian Navy flag since January 1, 2016

Japan[edit]

  • RV Chikyuu
  • RV Hakurei Maru
  • RV Hakuho Maru
  • RV Kairei
  • RV Kaiyo
  • RV Mirai (formerly, Mutsu)
  • RV Natsushima
  • RV Shigen (formerly, RV Ramform Victory of Petroleum Geo-Services)
  • RV Umitaka Maru
  • RV Yokosuka
  • RV Nisshin Maru

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force operated vessels

  • RV Akashi (Retired)
  • RV Futami
  • RV Nichinan
  • Shirase
  • RV Suma
  • RV Wakasa

Lebanon[edit]

  • RV Cana cnrs

Netherlands[edit]

The Pelagia on Texel, 05th of March 2013

New Zealand[edit]

Norway[edit]

RV Håkon Mosby harboured in Longyearbyen.
  • RV G.M. Dannevig
  • RV Johan Hjort
  • RV Helmer Hanssen (Jan Mayen)
  • RV Håkon Mosby
  • RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen
  • RV Johan Ruud
  • RV G.O. Sars
  • RV Trygve Braarud
  • RV Bjørn Føyn
  • RV Lance

Pakistan[edit]

Peru[edit]

Philippines[edit]

  • BRP Fort San Antonio (AM-700)
  • BRP Fort Abad (AM-701)
  • M/V DA BFAR

Poland[edit]

RV Oceania, research sailing vessel of Polish Academy of Science
RV Kaszubski Brzeg of The Polish Maritime Museum in Gdańsk
  • ORP Arctowski
  • ORP Heweliusz
  • ORP Kopernik
  • RV Baltica
  • RV Doktor Lubecki
  • RV IMOR
  • RV Kaszubski Brzeg
  • RV Oceania
  • RV Oceanograf 1
  • RV Oceanograf 2
  • ORP Planeta (retired)
  • ORP Zodiak (retired)
  • RV Birkut (retired)
  • RV Hydromet (retired)
  • RV Pomorzanin (retired)
  • RV Professor Bogucki (retired)
  • RV Profesor Siedlecki (scrapped)
  • RV Wieczno (retired)

Portugal[edit]

  • MV Capricornio
  • MV Noruega

Romania[edit]

  • RV Mare Nigrum

Soviet Union/Russia[edit]

List of current operating research vessels of Russia as of 2006, a lot of them are operated since Soviet times:[6][7]

  • RV Aisberg-II (decommissioned)
  • RV Akademik A. Karpinsky
  • RV Akademik Aleksandr Nesmeyanov (decommissioned)
  • RV Akademik Aleksandr Sidorenko (decommissioned)
  • RV Akademik Boris Petrov
  • RV Akademik Fersman
  • RV Akademik Fyodorov
  • RV Akademik Ioffe
RV Akademik Ioffe
  • RV Akademik Korolyov (decommissioned)
  • RV Akademik Kurchatov (decommissioned)
  • RV Akademik Lazarev
  • RV Akademik M.A.Lavrentyev
  • RV Akademik Mstislav Keldysh
  • RV Akademik Nemchinov
  • RV Akademik Nikolay Strakhov
  • RV Akademik Oparin
  • RV Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • RV Akademik Shatskiy
  • RV Akademik Shokalskiy
  • RV Akvanavt (decommissioned)
  • RV Aleksei Chirikov (decommissioned)
  • RV Alexey Maryshev
  • RV Amur (decommissioned)
  • RV Anatoliy Zhilinskiy
  • RV Andrei Vilkitzky (decommissioned)
  • RV Arktika (decommissioned)
  • RV Artemida (decommissioned)
  • RV Atlantida
  • RV Atlantniro
  • RV Atlas
  • RV Atmosfera (decommissioned)
  • RV Bar
  • RV Belomor
  • RV Boris Davidov (decommissioned)
  • RV Briz (decommissioned)
  • RV Buran (decommissioned)
  • RV Dalniye Zelentsy
  • RV Dmitriy Ovtsyn
  • RV Dmitriy Mendeleev (decommissioned)
  • RV Dmitry Peskov
  • RV Eduard Tolly (decommissioned)
  • RV Faddey Bellinsgausen (decommissioned)
  • RV Fyodor Matisen (decommissioned)
  • RV Fritiof Nansen
  • RV Fyodor Litke (decommissioned)
  • RV Gals (decommissioned)
  • RV Gelendzhik
  • RV Geo Arctic
  • RV Geofizik
  • RV Geolog Dmitriy Nalivkin
  • RV Gidrobiolog
  • RV Gidrolog (decommissioned)
  • RV Gidrofizik (decommissioned)
  • RV Gigrometr (decommissioned)
  • RV Glubina (decommissioned)
  • RV Grigoriy Mikheyev
  • RV Groza (decommissioned)
  • RV Impuls (decommissioned)
  • RV Iskatel-5
  • RV Ivan Kireyev
  • RV Ivan Kruzenshtern
  • RV Ivan Petrov
  • RV Jakov Smirnitskiy
  • RV Kapitan Dranitsyn
  • RV Kol'skaja
  • RV Kompas (decommissioned)
  • RV Leonid Morozov (decommissioned)
  • RV Lugovoe (decommissioned)
  • RV Mangazeya (decommissioned)
  • RV Metan (decommissioned)
  • RV Mikhail Verbitskiy
  • RV Mirazh
  • RV Murmanskaja (decommissioned)
  • RV Nikolay Yevgenov (decommissioned)
  • RV Okean (decommissioned)
  • RV Pamyat Merkuriya (decommissioned)
  • RV Pavel Bashmakov (decommissioned)
  • RV Pavel Gordienko
  • RV Persey (operated between 1922 and 1941, the first Soviet research vessel)
  • RV Pomor (decommissioned)
  • RV Priboy
  • RV Priliv (decommissioned)
  • RV Professor Bogorov
  • RV Professor Gagarinskiy
  • RV Professor Kaganovskiy
  • RV Professor Khromov
  • RV Professor Kurentsov
  • RV Professor Logachev
  • RV Professor Molchanov (decommissioned)
  • RV Professor Multanovskyi
  • RV Professor Polshkov
  • RV Professor Rjabinkin
  • RV Professor Shtokman
  • RV Professor Vladimir Kuztensov
  • RV Professor Zubov (decommissioned)
  • RV Ptotr Kottsov
  • RV Rift
  • RV Roumb (decommissioned)
  • RV Semyon Dezhnev
  • RV Sergey Kravkov
  • RV Shelf (decommissioned)
  • RV Smolensk (decommissioned)
  • RV Taimyr
  • RV Tantal (decommissioned)
  • RV Tor
  • RV Vadim Popov (decommissioned)
  • RV Valentin Shashin (decommissioned)
  • RV Valerian Uryvayev (decommissioned)
  • RV Viktor Buynitskiy
  • RV Vityaz (III) (retired)
  • RV Vityaz (IV) (decommissioned)
  • RV Vladimir Sukhoskiyv
  • RV Vsevolod Timonov (decommissioned)
  • RV Vulkanolog Вулканолог (судно) (decommissioned)
  • RV Vyacheslav Frolov
FRV Clupea
  • RV Yakov Smirnitskiy
  • RV Yantar (decommissioned)
  • RV Yaroslavets (decommissioned)
  • RV Yuzhmorgeologiya
  • RV Zapolyarjye
  • RV Zenit (decommissioned)

South Africa[edit]

S.A. Agulhas II

Spain[edit]

Armada Española[edit]

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas[edit]

Instituto Español de Oceanografía[edit]

Secretaría General del Mar[edit]

Turkey[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Natural Environment Research Council[edit]

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton[edit]

RRS Discovery (III), retired at the end of 2012 after 50 years's service.

British Antarctic Survey[edit]

Scottish Association for Marine Science[edit]

Newcastle University[edit]

University Marine Biological Station Millport[edit]

(London & Glasgow Universities)

University of Wales[edit]

(Swansea)

Cardiff University[edit]

P&O Maritime[edit]

(Bangor University)

PEML, University of Liverpool[edit]

Marine Scotland[edit]

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science[edit]

Environment Agency[edit]

(National Marine Service)

Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Northern Ireland[edit]

Gardline Geoservices Ltd[edit]

Others[edit]

United States[edit]

NOAA Research Ship Ka'Imimana (R-333).
RV Atlantis is operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
RV Savannah at its home dock at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration[edit]

http://www.moc.noaa.gov/flt_char.htm

Scripps Institution of Oceanography[edit]

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution[edit]

Marine Biological Laboratory[edit]

  • RV Gemma

Ocean Alliance[edit]

  • RV Odyssey

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute[edit]

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories[edit]

  • RV John H. Martin
  • RV Point Sur
  • RV Sheila B

United States Antarctic Program[edit]

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory[edit]

Florida Institute of Oceanography[edit]

  • RV Bellows
  • RV Suncoaster

Schmidt Ocean Institute[edit]

  • RV Falkor

United States Environmental Protection Agency[edit]

United States Navy[edit]

Others[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Survey ships[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Australia[edit]

Canada[edit]

Chile[edit]

  • AGS 61 Cabo de Hornos (2013)

France[edit]

Greece[edit]

  • HS Naftilos (A-478)
  • HS Pytheas (A-474)
  • HS Strabon (A-476)

India[edit]

  • INS Mesh (J34)
  • INS Sandhayak (J18)
  • INS Nirdeshak (J19)
  • INS Nirupak (J14)
  • INS Investigator (J15)
  • INS Jamuna (J16)
  • INS Sutlej (J17)
  • INS Darshak (J20)
  • INS Sarvekshak (J22)

Italy[edit]

  • Aretusa A5304
  • Galatea A5308
  • Ammiraglio Magnaghi A5303

Japan[edit]

  • AGS Shonan
  • AGS Nichinan
  • AGS Suma
  • AGS Futami

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Poland[edit]

Polish Navy survey ship ORP Heweliusz and fleet tanker ORP Bałtyk.

Republic of China[edit]

  • Ta Kuan

Republic of Korea[edit]

  • ROKS Sincheonji
  • ROKS Sinsegi

South Africa[edit]

Spain[edit]

  • BIO Hespérides
  • B/O Sarmiento de Gamboa
  • B/O García del Cid
  • A-23 Antares
  • A-24 Rigel
  • A-31 Malaspina
  • A-32 Tofiño
  • A-91 Astrolabio
  • A-92 Escándalo

United Kingdom - Royal Navy[edit]

Royal Navy ocean survey vessel HMS Scott.

Humber Sentinel

United States[edit]

Oceanographic survey ship USNS Pathfinder.

References[edit]