Current Science Mission Requirements
Key performance parameters, operational characteristics, and other threshold requirements for the ARV project can be found here.
The ARV Preliminary Design Placemat is a draft summary of vessel design characteristics and specific features of the ARV. It lists overall hull dimensions, installed propulsion power, tank capacities, and certain equipment.
The general arrangement drawings depict the draft vessel layout at each deck level and includes a representation of every space onboard. This drawing shows the functional relationships between spaces and that the allocation of deck areas and volumes for each space meets the vessel's operational needs.
Size Comparison Outline
The figure below displays the size of the new Antarctic Research Vessel compared with similar vessels.