Concept design of Dana V

New research vessel on the way—Dana V

Denmark's new ocean going research vessel, Dana V, is expected to be completed in 2026.

Dana V will replace Dana IV, which is over 40 years old and both technically, research-wise and environmentally outdated.

Dana V is owned – like Dana IV – by DTU, but can be used by all Danish marine research environments. The new research ship will be a unique Danish platform for both research, monitoring, education and innovation in the marine and maritime area and will support a wide range of research disciplines.

The ship is a prerequisite for DTU's performance of tasks for the Ministry of Food and the Environment in relation to research and monitoring of fisheries, living marine resources and the marine environment.

The new research ship will also be an important platform for collaboration in the Danish Realm.

Dana V will also be used for education, i.a. of future maritime engineers, and for testing new green ship solutions.

The new vessel is expected to be completed by the end of 2026. Design and construction are financed by the state, DTU and private foundations.

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