date of publication: 01.07.2016
On 24th June 2016 ceremony of christening catamaran Oceanograf was held at the premises of Nauta Yard at Czechosłowacka Street in Gdynia. Oceanograf is one of the most innovative vessels under Polish flag. Special catamaran Oceanograf was ordered by Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdańsk.
Oceanograf is 49.5 m long and 14 m wide and can reach speed of 12 knots. The above catamaran is a special research vessel intended for interdisciplinary (biological, chemical, physical and geological) research of Baltic environment and nature. Apart from laboratories, observatories and a seminar room will be on it for classes for students of oceanography and other departments. The unit was built under the supervision of Polish Register of Shipping.
Thanks to the special scientific equipment “Oceanograf” will be one of the most modern vessels with Polish flag. Due to the wide range of research that will be carried out, it will combine functions of different types of vessels.
Double-hulled construction minimizes the angle of tilt, what is especially important during research at the sea because every unintended movement of the vessel can interfere with measurements.
Now Nauta Shiprepair Yard is also building another research vessel ordered by the University of Gothenburg. The purpose of the vessel will be interdisciplinary research on climate change, water levels and the system of currents, all of which significantly affect the sea
environment. The vessel will be highly maneuverable at low speed achievable by using combined diesel-electric power unit, due to kind of environmental research. Sstate-of-the-art technological solutions (i.a. the SRC system), causes lower of approximately 40% fuel consumption , the discharge of liquids into the sea will be eliminated and the emissions of fumes reduced. In addition, due to the working environment, the noise and vibrations on the outside of the hull will be low.