Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Climate research vessel sailing to London

A new British exploration vessel, named after British TV presenter Sir David Attenborough, has arrived in London to raise awareness of climate change ahead of the climate summit in Glasgow next week.

129 meter RSS Sir David Attenborough has passed sea trials and is ready for operation. He sailed the Thames on Wednesday to be part of a three-day public celebration organized by the British Antarctic Survey to raise awareness of the importance and relevance of polar science and why it is important to everyday life.

At Thursday’s launch event, Attenborough, known for his documentaries on nature and the planet, reminded people of the dangers of climate change and called for action to delegates who will attend next week’s summit in Glasgow.

The new research platform, commissioned by the Environmental Research Council (NERC) and operated by the British Antarctic Survey, will change the way British teams conduct marine research in the polar regions.

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The ship is also notorious. Since it was under construction in 2016, NERC decided to open up the naming of the vessel to the public via Internet voting. The name of the winner is Bowtie Macboutface.

The vote was canceled in favor of the name Attenborough, but the unmanned research submarine aboard the ship bears the name Bowtie Macboutface out of respect for popular vote.

Later this year, the ship will embark on its first Antarctic mission. It has a crew of about 30 and can accommodate up to 60 scientists.

Some of the information for this report came from the Associated Press.

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