The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources has one large research vessel and a new research vessel is on its way.
The trawler Pâmiut was built in 1971 and is 1084 GT in size. The ship is used mainly for open-water investigations of shrimp and Greenland halibut. The ship is a stern trawler furnished with wet and dry laboratories as well as computers, hydrographical equipment and other equipment relevant to collection and processing of samples.
The new research ship was finished in March 2012 and arrived in Nuuk April 3rd. The ship will mainly be used for investigations in sheltered waters of Greenland halibut, crab, and cod, as well as sample collection in connection with environmental investigations.
Furthermore the fleet comprises of three motor boats primarily used for marine research and transportation.
- Erisaalik - is Greenlandic and means: water proof skin (Special made cabin cruiser)
- Aage V Jensen I (Working boat at Daneborg East Greenland)
- Aage V Jensen II Nuuk (Special made fast boat for transport/work)
and two dinghys primarily for whale research
- Tunnulik - Greenlandic for blue whale (Buster stationed in Qeqertarsuaq)
- Siuttoq - the Greenlandic name for a hunter with harpoon (Buster stationed in Nuuk)