Section for Vessels

Former organisational unit. 31/12/2012.


Organisation profile

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RV Dana is a versatile multi-purpose vessel. Dana is capable of worldwide operation, is classified for ice navigation and is equipped to carry out a wide range of investigations within different research fields:

  • Arctic research
  • Marine biology research
  • Climate and environment research
  • Geological research
  • Fishery research

The vessel has five large 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. If special facilities are required, a container may be positioned on the aft deck (except for surveys involving trawl fishery).

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

Further information on equipment and chartering is available from Marine Superintendent Hans-Erik Mahnfeldt, +45 35 88 30 21,

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Research with Dana
Dana carries out different types of research

Read more about Dana’s research capabilities


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Specifications flyer

Download the specifications flyer (pdf file)
RV Dana's specifications


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Ship Information System

Data from the cruises with Dana is archived in the Ship Information System. FreeSIS is a freely available application that allows for the visualization and analysis of the data. 

Read more about the FreeSIS application 


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Still going strong

Throughout its lifetime, R/V Dana has been continuously updated and modernized.
Read more about the vessel


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A good night's sleep
RV Dana houses a total of 38 scientists and crew in fully air-conditioned single cabins, all with own toilet and bath.
Read more about the facilities on board





Contact information

Jægersborg Allé 1
  • Phone: +45 3588 3300
  • Fax: +45 3588 3333
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  • Ultrasonic Imaging

    ISSNs: 0161-7346

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1096-0910

    Sage Publications, Inc., United States

    BFI (2018): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2017): SJR 0.692 SNIP 0.921, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2018): Indexed yes

    Central database


  • Biogeosciences Discussions

    ISSNs: 1810-6277

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1810-6285

    Copernicus GmbH, Germany

    BFI (2018): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2017): SJR 0.228 SNIP 0.129, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed no, Web of Science (2012): Indexed yes

    Central database


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