Around the world there are lots of research vessels and the International Research Ship Operators, or IRSO, provides a forum for collaboration and cooperation.
The Marine National Facility is one of the organisations that belongs to IRSO.
Last year we collaborated to produce this video, about some of the different kinds of research vessels there are around the world and the sort of science that’s being undertaken.
You’ll need to go and grab a cuppa, the video runs for an hour and a half!
If you’d like to fast forward to a particular operator:
|IRSO member||Start of sequence|
|Alfred Wegener Institute||35s|
|Australian Antarctic Division||4 mins 49 s|
|British Antarctic Survey||8 mins 23 s|
|NATO Science and Technology Organisation – Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation||12 mins, 44s|
|Marine National Facility (MNF) Australia||16 mins 52 s|
|French Polar Institute||23 mins 4 s|
|GEOMAR Helmholt Centre for Ocean Research Kiel||26 mins 45s|
|French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer)||31 mins 38 s|
|Institute of Oceanology China, Chinese Academy of Sciences||36 mins 15s|
|Institute of Marine Research Norway||43 mins 20s|
|Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)||46 mins 30s|
|Marine Technology Unit (CSIC)||51 mins 10s|
|National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)||54 mins 44 s|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)||59 mins|
|National Oceanography Centre (NOC)||1 hr 01 min 23 s|
|Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI)||1 hr 05 mins, 49 s|
|Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego||1 hr 10 mins 50 s|
|Spanish Institute of oceanography||1 hr 15 mins 24 s|
|University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLC)||1 hr 26 mins 59 s|
|US Coastguard||1 hr 32 mins 55 s|
International Research Ship Operators Film 2014 – transcript
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