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Discover Oceanography

R.V. Callista

All of our Discover Oceanography sessions take place on the R.V. Callista, she is a purpose built fully operational research vessel.

Owned by the University of Southampton, she is based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton in Empress Dock.

Callista can accommodate a maximum of 36 passengers, but she typically sails with around 25-28 adults on board. Discover Oceanography sessions last approximately 3 hours and provide a brief introduction to the multidisciplinary field of Oceanography.

Key facts

Callista is 19.75 m long and weighs 50 tonnes

Top speed of 14 knots

She can carry 6000 litres of fuel, giving a range of 400 nautical miles

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