Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel

The Mission

With its extensive sensor suite and permanent and portable labs, the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV) will serve with the Canadian Coast Guard and will be the primary oceanographic science platform for Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The OOSV is outfitted for marine surveys and scientific research on ocean currents and the seabed. Equipped with the latest scientific research apparatus, the OOSV will be able to meet its crucial mission to increase our overall understanding of the impact that climate change has on the oceans.

The OOSV will be the primary offshore oceanographic science platform for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
A multi-task vessel, the OOSV will be capable of oceanographic, fishery, geological and hydrographic survey missions.
OOSV can perform Search and Rescue and contribute to our understanding of the impact of climate change on our oceans.