Press Release in 2006
22 May 2006: Green Light for new research vessel Aurora Borealis
Today, the German Science Council has recommended going ahead with construction of the new research vessel Aurora Borealis. The research icebreaker, designed as a European cooperative project, will not only be equipped with state-of-the-art technology, but will also have a drilling platform. The ship is designed primarily for operation in the Arctic and will be the first of its kind capable of working in the Central Arctic Ocean during winter.
To press release: Green Light for new research vessel Aurora Borealis