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Research ships

British Antarctic Survey began operating the ice-strengthened Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough (SDA) from late 2021. The ship is registered at Stanley in the Falkland Islands.

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RRS Sir David Attenborough

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.