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Designing Polar Research Vessels

Research vessels are the primary source of oceanographic observations and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Science is likely to be conducted in increasingly remote and environmentally challenging areas, including the Polar seas in the decades to come. Thus the need to build an ability to operate with minimal interruptions from natural elements remains unchanged from the days of the Challenger Expedition—the first scientific oceanographic exercise of 1872–76 (Rajasekhar et. al, 2014). Research vessels fulfil an important need of...

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