The new Future Research Vessel for Australia
- Friday, 04 September 2009
The Australian Government has committed $120 million to the purchase of a new 85 metre research vessel for the Marine National Facility (MNF), together with an additional $30 million for the operation and maintenance of the current Australian research vessel, the RV Southern Surveyor. The Future Research Vessel (FRV) Project will open new opportunities for science to contribute to the sustainable development and management of ocean resources for the benefit of future generations. Scientists around Australia have been invited to contribute to the FRV Technical Working Group to help develop the specifications for a multi-role, blue water research vessel and its scientific equipment.