Independent report

UK Marine Research Vessels: proposals for improved co-ordination

Assessment of scenarios for ownership and management arrangements and proposals for better collaboration in marine research.



The report by the Marine Science Coordination Committee (MSCC):

  • assesses the UK requirements for large-scale research vessels for the next 5 years
  • proposes cost effective options for the joint ownership and/or joint procurement of new vessels
  • proposes efficient arrangements for the management and/or maintenance of the fleet
  • identifies costed options for strengthened co-ordination of government vessel operation

You can read more information about the work of the Marine Science Co-ordination Committee.