Research vessel Bios Dva was constructed according to the specific needs of the research carried out by the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries.
Bios Dva was designed to support a wide range of oceanographic and fisheries research, which is the core activity of the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries. It is equipped with four hydraulic winches, a side shifter and a collapsible hydraulic crane, three laboratories (wet, dry and microbiological laboratory) and a cabin for electronics. There are 6 crew members on board, and it is possible to accommodate up to 18 researchers at the same time. The ship’s autonomy during cruising is 2000 Nm at a cruising speed of 11.8 knots.
The boat is named BIOS DVA, after the Greek word Bios/βίος, which means life, and the word DVA (eng. TWO) , to distinguish it from its predecessor the R/V BIOS, which had served the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries for over half a century, from 1953 to 2009, for various research purposes in the Adriatic Sea.