Akademik Ioffe

The Russian-flagged research vessel Akademik Ioffe is designed and built in Finland for polar research. Over the last years it has also been operating as an Antarctic expedition-style Polar cruise vessel offering up to 118 passengers a unique Antarctica travel experience.

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The well-equipped Antarctic vessel has an ice-strengthened hull with bow and stern thrusters and cruises at 14.5 knots in open water, making it state-of-the-art for stability and speed for Antarctica travel and expeditions.

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Novikontas delivered a JRC Solid State Radar in cooperation with NAVTEAM for the retrofit - a new generation of marine radar, utilizing advanced signal processing technology to display targets with high accuracy while using a stabilized high-power solid state transceiver.

The vessel is using its navigational equipment to explore Antarctica.

Equipment list

The vessel is equipped with the following supply from Novikontas/NAVTEAM

JMA-9172-SA JRC S-band Solid state radar
JMA-9122-6XA JRC X-band ARPA radar


Vessel particulars

Name of the ship Akademik Ioffe
Type of ship Research/survey vessel
DWT 6450 tons
Year of build 1988
Maximum speed (Kn) 14.5
Overall length (m) 117.10
Overall beam (m) 18.20
Maximum draught (m) 5.90
Flag Russia
Owner P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology









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