RRS Sir David Attenborough
Glamox is proud to be a supplier of lighting to RRS Sir David Attenborough. According to its operator, British Antarctic Survey, it is one of the most advanced polar research vessels in the world. The vessel will play an important role in improving our knowledge of the key polar atmospheric and oceanic processes.
Commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council, built by Cammell Laird the RRS Sir David Attenborough is operated by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) an organization that delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. According to BAS, RRS Sir David Attenborough is designed to provide UK polar researchers and their international collaborators with access to multi-disciplinary research platform to enable the study of a wide range of marine disciplines.
Glamox has supplied more than 2200 state-of-the-art LED luminaires to RRS Sir David Attenborough, including downlights, indoor and outdoor technical luminaires and interior lighting. The LED products chosen for the vessel, have a green profile. They consume less than half the energy of conventional lighting and produce less waste as there is no fluorescent tubes that need replacement. Also, the need for maintenance is virtually eliminated.
The RRS Sir David Attenborough will play an important role in improving knowledge of the key polar atmospheric and oceanic processes, which are critical for regulating the earth’s climate. It will also enhance our knowledge of the Southern Ocean ecosystem, essential for the conservation and management of Antarctica’s species and biological resources.
RRS Sir David Attenborough was named by HRH the Duchess of Cambridge on 26 September 2019. Photo Credit: British Antarctic Survey.