The research vessel Dana. Photo: DTU Aqua

The research vessel Dana IV

The research vessel Dana is a versatile multi-purpose vessel and the largest research vessel in Denmark. Dana is capable of worldwide operation and can be chartered by other research institutes.

Research capabilities

The research vessel Dana is capable of worldwide operation, is classified for ice navigation and is equipped to carry out a wide range of investigations within arctic research, marine biology research, climate and environment research, geological research and fishery research.
Learn more about Dana's research capabilities

Laboratories and equipment

The vessel has five laboratories provided with extensive and wide-ranging scientific equipment for analysis and measurements as well as different tools for trawl fishing, water sampling and sampling from the seabed.
Learn more about Dana's laboratories and equipment

Crew facilities

Dana houses a total of 38 scientists and crew in single cabins.
Learn more about the crew facilities on Dana


Chartering Dana

Dana is available for chartering by Danish and foreign research institutions, for example for seismic surveys. 

Further information on chartering or equipment is available from:

Jesper Sandager
Ship Master
Ph. + 45 23 65 30 38

Small research ships

Apart from Dana, DTU Aqua also has three smaller research ships and some small boats.