The new G.O. Sars
The Institute of Marine Research
(IMR) and the University of Bergen (UiB) joined
forces to build a new, state-of-the-art research vessel.
Called the G.O. Sars after
a renowned Norwegian marine biologist, it is one
of the most advanced RV in the world (more about
family - in Norwegian).
The ship was officially launched 7 May, 2003 in Bergen.
It was awarded the Norwegian Best Ship award for 2003 (read more in news).
June-July 2004 it will undertake a major two-month expedition
Ridge as part of the international MAR-ECO
More information about G.O. Sars is available on the IMR