Into the blue Liverpool
4-7 October 2016
Liverpool Waterfront, Princes Parade, Liverpool, L3 4BB
As part of NERC's celebration of science, Into the blue, our Royal Research Ship Discovery visited Liverpool to show off the amazing environmental science she does.
She will be moored on the Liverpool Waterfront - external link for four days of events, including school tours.
Each evening, RRS Discovery was bathed in light with accompanying effects, showcasing the stunning profile of this state-of-the-art research ship against the backdrop of the Liverpool waterfront and skyline.
Arrival in Liverpool
The Royal Research Ship Discovery arrived in the Mersey at 08:00 on 4 October to show off the capability of her state-of-the-art propulsion systems by rotating 360 degrees in the middle of the river, before coming alongside the Cruise Terminal.
RRS Discovery has visited Liverpool before, but this time she brought along unique marine science equipment to showcase the science she undertakes on behalf of the UK and its environmental science community.
She received a wonderful warm welcome to the city from local residents and ship-lovers alike.
Tours of RRS Discovery
Members of the public were invited to join us for an exclusive tour of the vessel to see the hands-on science taking place and view amazing technology which is used to do world class marine science. Visitors also met our world-leading scientists and ship's crew, who were on hand to explain how marine science is done, and saw film footage from some of the most recent science missions.
Many thanks to all those who toured the ship.
Where are our ships?
Our research ships travel the world undertaking environmental science expeditions. You can see where they are located 24/7 with our online ship tracker - external link.
RRS Discovery's journey to London
To mark our 50th anniversary in 2015, RRS Discovery travelled from her home in Southampton to London, passing through the Thames Barrier and under Tower Bridge. Find out about the research she does and her unique journey to the capital in the video below.