WEATHER STATION

The ship has a GEONICA METEODATA 2000 weather station providing temperature, atmospheric pressure and wind data.

 

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FLUOROMETER

A TURNER 10-AU Fluorometer, measuring chlorophyll and fluorescence, is available onboard. Working together with the thermosalinometer, surface water is collected and continuous data is provided during the whole cruise duration.

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ADCP 

The R/V SOCIB has available on board a TELEDYNE 150 KHz ADCP (acoustic current Doppler profiler). This instrument is capable of providing streams data up to 350 meters depth.

As an added bonus, the ship has installed a positioning GPS 3D ASHTEC ADU 800 system. This device gives very accurate information about  its position and behavior: pitch, rool and heading. Thus the ADCP current profiler is able to correct its data with the highly accurate information from the 3D GPS.

In fact, the R/V SOCIB is one of the few boats (of this size) in the world capable of providing such precise current data.

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ECHOSOUNDER

The SIMRAD scientific probe installed on the catamaran provides information from the sea bottom to a depth of 3,000 meters. 

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GPS 3D

This three antenna Ashtec 3D GPS 800 ADU system installed on the R/V SOCIB provides information on both the vessel's position and its behavior (heading, pitch and roll) with high accuracy. The data from this system can be used by other instruments (such as ADCP the profiler) to make corrections on its raw data to provide more accurate information.

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THERMOSALINOMETER

This SeaBird SBE21 thermosaliniometer provides continuous sea surface layer temperature and salinity data, throughout the duration of the campaign.

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MILLIPORE

The wet lab is equipped with a MILLIPORE ELIX 10 capable maintaining 30 l of distilled water.

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