The UK’s leading ocean research institution, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the world class scientific research ship RRS Discovery’s predecessor being designated as a Royal Research Ship (RRS) while the modern RRS Discovery becomes the first Research Vessel to be refitted at Babcock’s Rosyth facility, a mere 35 miles away from the birthplace of the original vessel in Dundee.

To mark this 100th anniversary, the current RRS Discovery will also join its ancestral inspiration, the original RRS Discovery in Dundee from Friday 2–Sunday 4 June, where the past and present will stand in each other’s presence, serving as a reminder of the UK’s world leading ocean research capabilities and long-term commitment to future scientific ocean research.

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