European Research Vessels Operators

Initiative Type: Network

Belém Statement Area: Ocean Resources, Ocean Technology

Initiative Location: Belgium,Bulgaria,Denmark,Finland,France,Germany,Iceland,Ireland,Italy,Netherlands,Norway,Poland,Portugal,Romania,Spain,Sweden,Turkey,United Kingdom

Time Frame: Ongoing


The European Research Vessels Operators (ERVO) is a group of research vessels operators that promote the co-ordination of small to medium sized research vessels in Europe. ERVO meetings address common issues/problems that affect research vessel operators for the purpose of identifying solutions for improving services to the scientific community and developing best practice in the operation of Research Vessels. Members present their National Reports on activities, including any future plans for acquisitions/upgrades.

Contact: Lieven Naudts, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences,

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