University of Gothenburg owns a larger research vessel. On expeditions there are education and research within marine sciences, for example marine chemistry, oceanography, marine geology and marine ecology. The existing, 38-metre-long research vessel Skagerak, built 1969, will be replaced by a new 49-metre-long ship. The new research vessel is completed in Falkenberg and will have the same name as the existing.
University of Gothenburg owns and coordinate scientific work on board Skagerak. University of Gothenburg has commissioned Northern Offshore Services to staff the vessel and to be responsible for maritime safety.