The development of the School's new research vessel is well underway.
The Research Vessel Bernicia was replaced with an exciting and innovative new boat, The Princess Royal, designed by a team from the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University. The Princess Royal exploits a unique deep-vee catamaran concept and introduces many new cutting edge features.
The Princess Royal is a small multi-purpose ship which is used daily for research and teaching both in the North Sea and in local estuaries.
The vessel is available for charter and works at sea for a range of government and commercial organisations. Backup facilities and a wide range of marine biological and coastal management expertise are available both on the campus and at the Dove Marine Laboratory.