Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Al Dhafra Region, and Chairman of EAD, we built the most advanced marine scientific research vessel in the Middle East.

Named Jaywun, the vessel stands as a beacon of innovation and is uniquely equipped to delve into the depths of our oceans, conducting a wide array of comprehensive surveys: 

  • Oceanic Fisheries Blue Carbon Assessments
  • Fisheries Resources Assessment Surveys
  • Climate Change Research
  • Deepwater Habitat Mapping and Surveys 
  • Deepwater Megafauna Surveys 
  • Invasive Marine Species Surveys
  • Marine Water Quality Assessments
  • Air Quality Assessments
  • Plastic pollution studies
  • Underwater heritage - shipwrecks and pearl diving

This region leading research vessel boasts state-of-the-art scientific research features:

  • A Remotely Occupied Vehicle
  • Underwater Drones
  • Trawling and Trapping Equipment
  • Seabed Mapping and Acoustics
  • Towed Video
  • DNA Analysis
  • SCUBA Diving Facilities
  • 6 on-board laboratories:
    • Fisheries laboratory
    • Air Quality laboratory
    • Acoustic laboratory
    • Chemical Analysis laboratory
    • Bio-physical laboratory
    • Wet laboratory

    Key statistics

    • Length: 50m
    • Width: 12m­
    • Height: 23m Draft: 4.5m
    • Class: Lloyds Register: 100 A1 
    • ­Tonnage: 1253 GT
    • Engine: MTU 1800 kW x 2
    • ­Speed: 13.5 knots 
    • ­Crew: 30 people
    • ­Labs: 6

    At the heart of Jaywun’s mission is the drive to develop strategies and management plans that ensure the recovery and sustainability of fish stocks.

     
 
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