lead to greater use of Global class UNOLS vessels, which are capable of simultaneously carrying out multiple science operations. Complex programs are less likely to require multiple legs, lowering operational costs, if put on the largest ships of the fleet. The reliance on Ocean class vessels in the current fleet renewal strategy probably will not lead to a future fleet with reduced operational costs, but may lead to a fleet with fewer capabilities.
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