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Tour a leading Oceanographic Research Vessel

  • All Ages
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Explore the RRS James Cook, one of the world’s most advanced research vessels from the bridge to the engine room. Head out on to the deck and take in the virtual sea air, you can even crawl into one of the lifeboats. Along the way you can find out about the laboratories and equipment on board that enable oceanographers to study and measure the ocean in some of the most remote and challenging environments on the planet. You can meet scientists and see their science and careers through interactive demos.

The tour uses photographic imaging and 360° scanning technology to enable you to take immersive journeys through the ship to get a feel for what life is like on board. You can zoom in and out and move the image around for a full 360° view. Choose to follow the camera as it guides you around, or take control and explore every corner.