The RV Callista was again invited as a feature attraction at the Southampton Boat Show, 10–19 September 2010.
Callista, a state-of-the-art coastal research vessel, took Boat Show visitors on board to demonstrate how researchers work at sea. There were opportunities to take a close look at some of the marine creatures living around our coasts and to understand the impacts of climate change and human activity on the marine environment.
Callista is operated by University of Southampton’s School of Ocean and Earth Science for students and researchers. It is based at the National Oceanography Centre on the Waterfront Campus at Empress Dock. Throughout the year the Callista team run Discovery Oceanography trips to introduce hands-on marine science to schoolchildren and the members of the public.
At last year’s Boat Show, nearly 7,000 visitors came aboard Callista. This year, Callista continued to attract record numbers of visitors each day.