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Equipment

The department has state-of-the-art equipment, for modern methodologies and underwater technologies. In particular, a large investment has been made in imaging techniques, as can be seen below. A recent departmental acquisition is the DSSI MaxRover Mk II, capable of operating at a depth of 2000 metres.

Imaging

  • DSSI MaxRover Mk II
    2000 m
    Video, Image Grabbing, Scanning Sonar, Manipulator, Trackpoint positioning.

  • Benthos MiniRover Mk II ROV
    300 m
    Video and Still Photography
ROVs





  • Towed Underwater Video Sled
    Osprey Colour CCD Camera
    100, 300 and 600 m cables
    Up to 4 x 500 W lights

  • Sediment Profile Imaging Camera
    Diver Deployable or Remote Deployable to 500 m

  • Geoacoustics Side Scan Sonar
    Dual Frequency Fish 110/410 kHz
    600 m winch mounted cable
    GeoProLC Processing and Mosaicing software

  • RoxAnn Bottom Discrimination Sonar
    Connected to SIMRAD EK500 (38/120 kHz) on RV Philia

The department also has access to other IMBC traditional remote sampling equipment:

  • Grab Samplers (Smith-McIntyre, van Veen)
  • Corers (Box, Craib, Multi)
  • Agassiz Trawl
  • Demersal fish trawls
  • Traps
  • Water Bottles
  • Sediment Traps
  • Current Meters
  • CTD (+other sensors)

 

 

The Department makes use of:
  • R.V. Philia (26 m)
  • Semi-rigid inflatable (6 m)
  • Diving Team

 

 

 

 


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