Y6 off to the RRS David Attenborough

27th September 2019

About the RRS Sir David Attenborough

This new polar research ship for Britain is one of the most advanced in the world. Commissioned by NERC, built by Cammell Laird and operated by British Antarctic Survey, the RRS Sir David Attenborough will transform ship-borne science in Antarctica and the Arctic.

The ship will provide UK polar researchers and their international collaborators with access to a state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary research platform that will enable them to investigate the role that polar oceans play in our changing world.

About Ice Worlds

Y6 will step inside a huge marquee to discover what life is like as a polar scientist or engineer. We'll learn what it takes to build a polar research ship. We'll find out why polar bears don’t eat penguins! We'll marvel at the amazing innovation behind Antarctic and Arctic research. Be inspired – do you have what it takes to be a polar explorer, a scientist or an engineer?