Arctic Station boating

The UK Arctic Research Station operates a PolarCirkel workboat. It is 5.6m in length with 100hp outboard engine, plus 9hp auxiliary outboard engine. It includes a fitted GPS suite and associated kit (depth sounder and comms. equipment). A winch (500m depth)is  available, capable of deploying CTD/sampling and associated kit. The boat is also used to transport teams to various sites around Kongsfjorden. Maximum capacity of 6 people depending on weather and sea conditions and any additional equipment.

The PolarCirkel work boat stored on base during the Arctic winter.