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.


Length Overall 87.9m Cruising Speed 12 knots Light Ship Weight (EOSL) 3597t
Breadth (Moulded) 17.6m Top Speed 13.4 knots Classificaton Lloyd’s 2018
Design Waterline 6.2m Range 12719 NM Ice Class PC6
Design Displacement 5058 t Complement 60 Persons

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.