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Press Release 12-192

National Science Foundation Launches Arctic Research Vessel

R/V Sikuliaq will support marine research in the Arctic

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Image of the R/V Sikuliaq under construction.

The R/V Sikuliaq was built in Marinette, Wisc. and will be operated for NSF by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Credit: Val Ihde Photography


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NSF/UAF unveil the R/V Sikuliaq, one of the most advanced research vessels in the world. Its home port is Seward, Alaska at the University of Fairbanks' Marine Operations Facility. It departs on its first science mission in early 2014.

Credit: UAF/NSF

 

Image of the R/V Sikuliaq under construction.

The R/V Sikuliaq will be uniquely equipped for operating in ice-covered Arctic waters.

Credit: Val Ihde Photography


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