Designing Polar Research Vessels

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Polar research vessels are specially fabricated for conducting research in  remote and environmentally challenging areas.

Abstract: Observations in Polar Regions are essential for understanding changing climate. This article provides insights into how a floating laboratory—the Polar Research Vessel, is designed and built to meet the mission requirements of scientific users.

The authors are Director, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai Director, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa and Senior Scientist and Group Head of Vessel Management Cell, NIOT.