Research vessel Skagerak inaugurated by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf

“The goal of this floating laboratory is to make our country world leading in ocean research, education and outreach. It’s a fine goal, and I wish all researchers success and good luck.” This was stated by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf in his speech, when R/V Skagerak was inaugurated on 15 October.

The ceremony took place with the help of a champagne bottle made of ice, which the King swung towards the hull. Guests at the ceremony were, beside H.M King Carl XVI Gustaf, representatives of Region Västra Götaland; the County Administrative Board; the City of Gothenburg; the University Management; the R/V Skagerak steering and project group; the Faculty of Science; and the ship’s crew.

Photo: Johan Wingborg

Research vessel Skagerak inaugurated by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf (gu.se)