Single European fleet of research vessels

EU“Work has begun on an EU-funded initiative to link Europe’s research vessels into a single fleet. Dubbed Eurofleets, the four-year project has been allocated €7.2 million (US$10.75 million) under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for research. In recent years, oceanographers have increased the use of satellites and floats in their investigations. Nevertheless, research vessels, submarines, and the equipment they carry remain at the front line of marine research, providing scientists with access to the sea surface, the water column and the sea floor so that they can collect samples, make observations, and service seabed observatories …” (more)

[University World News, 18 October]

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