1.5m Marine X/L-Band EOS Systems for Australian and British Polar Research Ships

Posted in Installed Systems September 9th, 2021 at 7:51 am by Chris Wright

RSV Nuyina (Flying Focus BV/Australian Antarctic Division)
Flying Focus BV/Australian Antarctic Division

RRS Sir David Attenborough (Mike Gloistein/British Antarctic Survey)
Mike Gloistein/British Antarctic Survey

Dartcom has recently supplied and installed 1.5m Marine X/L-Band EOS Systems on two new polar research vessels – the Australian Antarctic Division’s RSV Nuyina and the British Antarctic Survey’s RRS Sir David Attenborough.

RSV Nuyina is one of the most advanced vessels of its kind in the world – a scientific research platform, icebreaker and resupply ship in one. It will offer scientists unprecedented and extended access to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. At 160 metres long and 25,500 tonnes, the vessel is powerful enough to break 1.65 metres of ice at a continuous speed of 3 knots.

RRS Sir David Attenborough is a 129 metre, 10,400 tonne icebreaker designed to support science in extreme environments. A wide range of specialist scientific facilities, instruments and laboratories enable scientists to conduct multi-disciplinary sciences to study the ocean, seafloor, ice and atmosphere. Marine robotics and remotely operated vehicles – including the famous Boaty McBoatface – will capture data from the deep ocean and previously inaccessible locations under the ice.

More information on the Dartcom X-Band EOS System