Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

RV Stern

The RV Stern, the smallest research vessel of the NIOZ fleet.


RV Stern is the smallest of our vessels, measuring 14.6 m in length and 4.2 m in width. She has two working winches and an A-frame with a total lifting capacity of 500 kg.

The Stern is equipped for day trips and is mainly used for transporting people and goods to and from the different research sites in the Wadden Sea.

More information on NIOZ's research vessels and fleet renewal on National Marine Facilities (NMF).

For technical specifications or other questions, you can contact Erica Koning, NMF Officer by email (preferred). You will get a response as soon as possible. In very urgent matters, you can contact  her by phone. 

T +31 (0)222 369 441