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Research Vessel - the Department of Biology


AURORA is Aarhus University's new state-of-the-art  multifunctional research vessel,  which will provide new opportunities for Danish research on the sea. The vessel is the first Danish research vessel built for the last 30 years, and it is not only of benefit for the researchers in Aarhus. In fact, all Danish universities have the opportunity to rent the vessel for research expeditions.

AURORA was built at the Danish shipyard ‘Hvide Sande Skibs- & Baadebyggeri’ (HSSB) which has specialised in both high-tech vessels and traditional wooden vessels, and was finished in March 2014.

Read more about AURORA

Læs lidt om vore togter her

Where is Aurora just now?

On the website Marine Traffic it is possible to follow Aurora, when she is sailing.

Press the direct link to her location.

If you do not see the vessel via the link above, it may be because she is docked. It is possible then to find the position by searching directly on Marine Traffic - search for "Aurora" and Research/Survey vessel (DK)".


  • See video presentation

Information for participants

Information for participants in expeditions - practical information and how to find AURORA.


What is happening just now?     


Instagram - pictures from @rvaurora and #rvaurora