National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c, Istituto Nazionale di Oceanogafia e di Geofisica sperimentale, Trieste, PO: 34010 (Italy)
Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Bathymetry, shallow and deep penetrations seismics, Side Scan Sonar, coring, geotechnical sampling, water column measurements, ADCP, moorings, biological sampling, service do buoys, floats, drifters. Shallow water and open ocean environments, including polar areas.
GPS Aquarius THALES DGPS Veripos LD3 decoder (service on demand) Motion Reference Unit – IXSEA OCTANS – MBES interfaced Gyrocompass – IXSEA OCTANS – MBES Interfaced PDS2000 Navigation Software – Navigation system can be interfaced to seismic acquisition system (SPECTRA string is available, fire command via RS232 converted to TTL).
MBES Reson Seabat 8111 - 101 beams, MAX SWATH = 150º (150m water depth, 7.5*WaterDepth), MAX RANGE = 1400m, freq = 100 kHz, hull mounted. MBES Reson Seabat 8150 - 234 beams, MAX SWATH = 150º (6000m water depth, 7.5*WaterDepth), MAX RANGE = 15.000, freq = 12 kHz, hull mounted. SBES Simrad EA-600. Freq = 18 kHz, hull mounted. Sound Velocity Probe – Reson SVP 25 Sound Velocity Probe – Valeport MIDAS.
Sub Bottom Profiler Benthos CAP-6600 – 16 transducers hull mounted : sweep 2-7 khz CAP-6600 Chirp II WorkstationGP Communication Technology SwanPro.
Hydraulic winch OLEO MEC suitable for SSS Static pull 7,2 tons Min speed 1.96 m/s 5.800 m standard coaxial cable 11,4 mm Hydraulic winch OLEO MEC suitable for Coring operation Wire 14,0 mm. mt. 2400,Static pull 4,2 tonn.,Min speed 1,70 m/s “free-fall” Control station on boat deck Remote control winches (coring-SVP) monitor load cell monitor CC cam Frame and lift equipment: A-Frame – SWL 20 ton 1 side frame starboard - equipped with winch (2*50m wire 18mm) 1 side frame port - equipped with winch (2*50m wire 18mm) Crane Heila – SWL 6400 kg USBL pole (with joint flange).
Potential Gravity Meter KSS 31 Bodenseewerk -Lacoste & Romberg (port station) Geomagnetic Gradiometer SEA SPY.
Hull mounted RDI OS 75 KHZ Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) SBE21 thermosalinograph.
Gravity corer (head 1.2 tons). Operation monitored by load cell controller Van Veen (max. core length 5 m).
Digital streamer, 300 m Gun Controller RTS Big Shot – 16 channels4 GI Guns – arranged in a 2m x 2m array, total volume 19,2 liters Mobile scientific equipment on request: MK21 Expendable Bathy Thermograph 16 Sleeve guns for a total volume of 37 litres (2360 cu inch) 3000 m long digital streamer interfaced to a Sercel Seal recording system.