She is certainly one of the larger research vessels I have seen, most of the others are much smaller and many have not had an IMO number so have not made it onto my list.
The Aegaeo is a multi-purpose research vessel which can carry out a wide variety of survey operations in offshore as well as deep sea locations, including acoustic and oceanographic surveys, buoy handling operations, environmental sampling as well as geological and hydro-graphic surveying.
She is operated by Eurofleet an EU-Funded project to share resources by creating an alliance of marine research centres across Europe with the aim of improving the quality of marine research.
The vessel can be equipped with a variety of ROV's as well as manned and un-manned submersibles. She also is fully equipped with a wide range of scientific equipment which can be supplemented by additional mobile equipment if required.
She is also equipped with a main 3.5 ton crane and a variety of other lifting devices.
MMSI - 237529000
REG - GR, Khalkis
IMO - 8412429
Call Sign - SXYY
Built - Khalkis SY, Khalkis, GR
Yard No. 930
L 61m W 9m
GT - 777
Year - 1985
Piraeus 5 June 2012