At £200 million the programme is the biggest Government investment in Antarctic and Arctic science infrastructure since the 1980s and will enable the UK research community to conduct world-leading polar research for the next 25 years. The new ship is a major UK Government investment in frontier science. Commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and built by the world famous marine engineering company Cammell Laird Shiprepairers & Shipbuilders Ltd, the RRS Sir David Attenborough will transform the UK’s polar research capability.
The vessel is a Rolls-Royce design, and will be operated by British Antarctic Survey when the ship enters service in 2019. With state-of-the-art facilities on board, the new ship will enable more ambitious expeditions and deploy advanced marine robotics to explore inaccessible areas.
The Polar Explorer Programme, being developed by STEM Learning Ltd, will provide a package of online resources such as videos and images for teachers at low attaining primary and secondary schools. The suite of resources will help increase engagement, achievement and literacy in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects amongst students. The material will also be available for the public.
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To get more information about this project please contact Managing Director UK Gert Siekmans.