Australia’s new Antarctic science and resupply ship, RSV Nuyina, is truly a ship of the future.

The Nuyina has been designed so that it can support scientific research that answers the critical questions of today. But it must also cope with future research demands (for the 30 year lifetime of the ship), some of which are currently unknown.

To ensure this, scientists involved in the design consultation had to do a bit of crystal ball gazing, to consider what the science of the future could look like and what future capabilities would be needed on the ship to support that.