Tagged: Boaty McBoatface

Weird Science: A Pommy prank nearly named a $340m research vessel RRS Boaty McBoatface - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 31, 2016

If we learned one thing in 2016, it’s that you can never trust the public to make a sound decision, and that’s exactly what happened when the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) held a vote to choose the name of its brand new $340m research ship. The winner, by a very wide margin, was Royal Research Ship … Read More

Aboard the RRS Boaty McBoatface: life on a scientific research vessel - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 22, 2016

Sally Morgan, University of Leicester The decision by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to submit the choice of a name for the ship to a public online vote has led to unprecedented publicity – and an unexpected front-runner. In a statement, NERC said that the RRS Boaty McBoatface, if it is indeed given that name, would: … Read More