The RRS Sir David Attenborough, commissioned by NERC, built by Cammell Laird for operation by British Antarctic Survey, is one of the most advanced polar research vessels in the world.
It's an exciting time on board RRS Sir David Attenborough.... The first big science season on board our big red ship is about to begin!
Scientific facilities and capability
Boats, cargo, helideck and hangar
RRS Sir David Attenborough carries out cold water science trials.
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Welcome aboard the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The new polar ship is commissioned by NERC, built by Cammell Laird and operated by BAS.
Enabling frontier science
Enabling scientific investigation in deep-sea biology, biogeochemistry and seafloor geology