Scripps Institution of Oceanography maintains the National Science Foundation (NSF) West Coast Winch Pool for the benefit of U.S. ocean scientists. The winch pool is a shared-use facility that procures, maintains, upgrades, and makes available a variety of portable oceanographic winches that are used by scientists aboard a broad range of research vessels. Winches are shared following community-based scheduling methods administered by the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS).
The West Coast Winch Pool also serves as a ready source of technical assistance for UNOLS scientists and institutions. We have a licensed engineering staff equipped with state-of-the art analysis tools, and we’re well versed in the design of oceanographic handling systems, as well as pertinent regulations such as UNOLS Safety Standards (including Appendix A and B). Call on us to resolve your engineering issues.
The West Coast Winch Pool also manages the SIO Equipment Pool, another source of portable equipment available for short-term use. The SIO pool includes winches, spooling equipment, portable cranes, and a variety of other gear.
|Heather Galiher||Winch Pool Manageremail@example.com|
|Aaron Davis, PE||Winch and Wire Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Heavy-duty oceanographic winch for ROV and towed instrument deployment
Double-barrel capstan with fixed and swiveling capstans for ocean mooring deployments and recoveries
Portable general-purpose winch typically used for ocean mooring deployments and recoveries
Portable light-duty winch typically used for water sampling, net tows, array deployment. Drum can accommodate mechanical cable, conducting cable, and soft lines.
Large capacity mooring spooler for deployment and recovery of instrument strings and tethers (not for anchor deployment and recovery)
Medium capacity mooring spooler for deployment and recovery of instrument strings and tethers (not for anchor deployment and recovery)
Custom-made equipment designed for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography for the purpose of tension spooling oceanographic wire rope and cable onto and off of seagoing vessels. Handles wire rope and cable diameters ranging from 0.250 in. diameter to 0.681 in. diameter.
The West Coast Winch Pool is supported by National Science Foundation award OCE-1219328.