Scientific Equipment

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
RD Instruments Ocean Surveyor 75 kHz
RD Instruments Narrowband 150 kHz
RD Instruments Mariner Workhorse 300 kHz (portable)
UHDAS digital data acquisition system

Comm/Data Network
Ethernet, audiovisual in labs and staterooms. F/O and copper links.

Digital Data Archive
Linux rackmount servers with multiple terabyte RAID arrays

Expendable bathythermograph (XBT)
Manufacturer/Model: Turo Devil
Variety of probes for different depths / ship speeds

Manufacturer/Model: Bell BGM-3

Hydrographic Doppler Sonar System
Manufacturer/Model: Scripps Institution of Oceanography / Pinkel HDSS
50/140 kHz
Profiles to depth of 1,000 m with 15 m depth resolution

Manufacturer/Model: Marine Magnetic SeaSpy
Towed Overhauser magnetic field sensor

Motion reference units
Manufacturer/Model: Ixsea PHINS
Fiber-optic gyroscope inertial navigation system

Manufacturer/Model: TSS Marinus
Ring laser gyrocompass & motion sensor

Manufacturer/Model: Kongsberg EM122
12 kHz
150 degree swath bathymetry and backscatter

Laserjet/Color Inkjet

Sub-Bottom Profilers
Manufacturer/Model: Knudsen 320 BR
3.5 / 12 kHz
Hull-mounted deep-water subbottom echosounder

Manufacturer/Model: Knudsen 3260
3.5 / 12 kHz
Hull-mounted chirp deep-water subbottom echosounder

Underway Data System
Meteorological sensor suite
Circulating uncontaminated seawater system
Sea surface water physical properties

Work Stations
Multiple general-purpose linux and Windows workstations in laboratory spaces

Bioanalytical Lab
Refrigerator and freezer walk-in chambers for sample storage/preparation, with precise temperature control.

Numerous van placement locations on main deck, 01 level port side and forward on 02 deck.
Isotope isolation vans are available by request (use of isotopes is prohibited in ship's laboratories).
Refrigerated laboratory vans available by request.

Iridium voice, HiSeasNet internet, FleetBroadand internet, INMARSAT voice and data, VHF and HF radio.