sigma S6 Integrated Solution for the RRS Sir David Attenborough

Sep 06, 18
September 6, 2018 - St. John’s, NL – Rutter’s high definition radar data processing software is being added to the British Antarctic Survey’s new state-of-the-art Polar Research Vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The ship, owned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is currently under construction at the Cammell Laird Birkenhead shipyard in Liverpool, UK.
The RRS Sir David Attenborough is intended to carry out research in polar regions and will also serve as logistic support for British Antarctic Survey teams. It is considered to be one of the most advanced polar research vessels in the world, equipped with the latest instrumentation. Two of Rutter’s sigma S6 systems will be installed on the ship: sigma S6 Ice Navigator™, and integrated sigma S6 Oil Spill Detection and WaMoS® II Wave and Surface Current Monitoring. The ice system will provide imaging and detection for safe navigation in polar seas, while the objective of the integrated oil and wave/surface current measurement system is to collect data for scientific research.
Fraser Edison, President of Rutter, said: “Having our equipment on this multi-disciplinary research platform is a testament to the innovative solutions that Rutter is able to provide. Being that the vessel is meant to be at the fore-front of research in the Arctic and Antarctic, the added level of safety, data collection, and information sharing made possible by sigma S6 systems will be an asset to this advanced ship.”

Rutter Inc. is an enterprise focused on providing innovative technologies and engineering solutions. Rutter’s global network supplies technologies to improve efficiency and safety in the marine, defense, transportation, oil and gas sectors from its headquarters in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Cammell Laird specializes in military ship refit, commercial ship repair, upgrade and conversion and heavy fabrication and engineering. It deals with a wide variety of projects ranging from specialist offshore conversions and fabrication, commercial ship-repair through to the refit and upgrade of highly complex naval auxiliaries.
About British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is an institute of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) which delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet. 

For more information, contact:
Stephen Hale
Vice President