R/V «Helmer Hanssen» is a stern trawler with a hull built to ice class DNV ICE-1C, refurbished as a research vessel. UiT, the Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, and the Univerity Center in Svalbard (UNIS) are the main users of the vessel. Other national and international organisations or groups are welcome to charter the vessel.
R/V «Helmer Hanssen» (formerly R/V «Jan Mayen») was designed by Skipsteknisk A/S and built at Danyard a/s in 1988. R/V «Helmer Hanssen» is a stern trawler with a hull built to ice class DNV ICE-1C. During 1992 she was redesigned by Skipsteknisk a/s and refurbished at Båtbygg a/s as a research vessel. Since June 17, 2011, R/V Helmer Hanssen has been fully owned by UiT-The Arctic University of Norway.
- Shrimp/fish stock assessments
- Geological investigations (bottom cores, echosounding, accustic surveying)
- Plankton surveys
- Fishing gear trials and underwater surveys
- Marine mammal surveys
- International workshops
- Naval training courses
Most research activities will be carried out in the Barents Sea and in ice covered areas around Svalbard.
|Institution||UiT The Arctic University of Norway|
|Infrastructure type||Research vessel|
|Disciplines||Biology and biochemistry
forestry and fishery
|Language of operation||Norwegian
|Keywords||research vesselenvironmentbiologyfisherymarine geologygeologyeducationbiologyhigh northenvironment|
The R/V "Helmer Hanssen" is a multipurpose vessel, designed for fishery and marine biological, geological and oceanographic surveys in open and ice covered waters (1-2 m drift ice). The range of investigations include fish resource assessments, hydrographic and trawl surveys, geological bottom sediment sampling and acoustic registrations of the sediment layers below the seabed. R/V "Helmer Hanssen" is equipped with modern instruments and has especially designed features for improved acoustic surveying and bottom sediment sampling.
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If you're interested in using R/V "Helmer Hanssen" please contact UiT personel for the availability of the vessel.