Glosten and Sydney-based One2three Naval Architects are designing a new research vessel for the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). Together with Maritime Survey Australia, the team will develop three state-of-the-art mono- and multi-hull concepts to replace the R/V Cape Ferguson, which champions AIMS’ Great Barrier Reef field research program.
Priorities for the design are increased capacity and expanded research capabilities, including a larger working deck, room for more scientists, and the ability of the vessel to act as a multi-technology and sensor platform, coordinating a range of autonomous systems.
The final concept AIMS selects will ultimately support the study of Australian waters and their extraordinary ecosystems.
For more information about this project, view the full press release.