About the R/V Sikuliaq

The R/V Sikuliaq is a 261-foot, state-of-the-art research vessel that operates from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is part of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet.

The Sikuliaq, one of the most advanced university research vessels in the world, is able to break
ice up to 2.5 feet thick. Constructed at Marinette Marine Corporation, a shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin, the Sikuliaq is home ported in Alaska, at UAF’s Seward Marine Center in Seward Alaska.