RV Wim Wolff
In January 2021, the NWO-I Foundation Board approved the tendering for the research vessel RV Wim Wolff. This vessel will replace the RV Navicula, which has completed 40 years of reliable service on the Wadden Sea and in the Zeeland delta. After a careful selection process, Thecla Bodewes Shipyards in the north of the Netherlands was chosen to construct the vessel. They will shortly begin with the construction process that will take about two years. The vessel is named after Wadden ecologist Wim Wolff, who played an instrumental role in international mudflat research.
RV Wim Wolff will be delivered in the spring of 2023 at the earliest. It will then complete a series of test trips before it takes over the activities of RVNavicula in summer of 2023. You can follow the construction of the RV Wim Wolff via the timeline below, by subscribing to the newsletter (at the bottom of the linked page) or via social media @ResearchFleetNL.