The research vessel KBV 181 is available for research and environmental monitoring. researchers and authorities are welcome to apply for time on board. To apply, please fill in the application form (link below).
On board there is equipment for biological and chemical sampling and analyses. There are three alternatives for booking time on board:
Subsidized time on board. The purchaser pays 20 percent of the actual cost. For 2021 the cost is 18 000 SEK per 24 hours. Sampling and laboratory equipment is included in the cost, as well as technical support by UMF staff. There are a limited number of days available.
The purchaser pays the actual cost. For 2021 this is 90 000 SEK per 24 hours. Sampling and laboratory equipment is included in the cost, as well as technical support by UMF staff. There are a limited number of days available.
It is also possible to apply for joining the regular environmental monitoring expeditions in the Gulf of Bothnia. Extra sampling can be performed to a limited extent and background data from the environmental monitoring program is available. However, in these cases the route is decided by the environmental monitoring programme. The cost is 1000 SEK per person and day. Apply at least two months in advance.