Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
Manufacturer/Model: RDI Narrowband
UHDAS digital data acquisition system
Ethernet, audiovisual in labs and staterooms. F/O and copper links.
Manufacturer/Model: SUN Enterprise 450 Servers (2)
200Gbytes Disk: CD-ROM, DAT and Exabyte Tapes
Expendable bathythermograph (XBT)
Manufacturer/Model: Sippican MK 21
Digital underway temperature and sound speed profiles
Manufacturer/Model: Bell BGM-3
Hydrographic Doppler Sonar
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
150 deg swath, bathymetry & sidescan
Manufacturer/Model: Knudsen 320 B
3.5 / 12 kHz
Dual-frequency deep-water subbottom echosounder
Underway Data System
UNIX and PC
Numerous in Labs
Bioanalytical Lab with precision temperature control. Refrigerator and freezer walk-in chambers for sample storage/preparation. Use of isotopes is prohibited in ship's laboratories. Isotope isolation vans are available by request. Other equipment and technical services available on cruise-specific basis.
Vans: Numerous van placement locations on main deck, 01 level port side and forward on 02 deck.
Communications: INMARSAT satellite voice and data, VHF, HF radio and SSB voice.
Email: All users are responsible for the cost of email traffic both to and from the ship. Science party members (and crew) are allotted a $1/day allowance for email expenses. Costs in excess of this allowance will be collected from users at the completion of each cruise.