The new vessel will be 44.5 meters long and will weigh about 800 tones.
She will take over the tasks of the old research vessel “Skagerak”. She will have a crew of five in addition to about 20 researchers and students. Her job shall include research works concerning the global changes of the climate of Scandinavia due to alterations of the ocean currents and the change of pH of sea water. The vessel with her modern laboratories shall also be a place of training of the new generation scientists.