Research vessels

Designing Polar Research Vessels


Author: M A Atmanand, M Ravichandran and D Rajasekhar, The authors are Director, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai Director, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa and Senior Scientist and Group Head of Vessel Management Cell, NIOT.

Issue: Deep Sea Exploration

Date: 16th August 2018



Observations in Polar Regions are essential for understanding changing climate. This article provides insights into how a floating laboratory—the Polar Research Vessel, is designed and built to meet the mission requirements of scientific users.


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