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Operator: IEO - Spanish Institute of Oceanology

Country: Spain

Website: -

Instrument Type: Remotely Operated Vessel

Length: -



LIROPUS2000 is a Super Mohawk II ROV Inspection class (Light-work class) defined for operations up to 2000 m water depth; mode of operation is with LARS and TMS gear. The system deployment configuration includes 2 20 feet containers, one as control and workshop while the second (22 Tm) includes the armoured winch with 2200 m of umbilical. TMS excursion wire from the TMS is 250 m.

Specific Scientific equipment in ROV:

CTD SBE37Microcat

2 LASER pointers 532nm

Manipulator HLK-HD45 5Func.

Manipulator HLK-47000 6Func.

Sampling drawer

„Slurp‟ for sampling gas and liquids

HD Camera Kongsberg OE14-502A

2 arm mounted Mini Cameras OE14376

Pay load 20 kg

Navigation equipment :

Acoustic Beacon Kongsberg MST 324

Strob. Beacon ST-400AR

Sonar Super SeaKing DST

Depth meter 2000m

Altimeter LPA200

Color camera Kongsberg OE14366

Low light Camera Kongsberg

Others (TMS):

CTD & current meter Valeport Midas ECM


Availability for EUROFLEETS2:

Modality of access under this proposal: PIs applying for the ROV Liropus must contact the EUROFLEETS2 Evaluation Office at eurofleets2@awi.de prior to drafting a proposal to enquire about its availability.

The LIROPUS2000 ROV is offered for scientific cruises up to a length of 12 days. Up to 12 days per the whole project are considered. The scientific team, according to the approved plan, will have full access to the vessel scientific systems. The system is either offered for operation on IEO regional vessels, Alvariño or Margalef or on any other vessel that may have the capabilities for safe deployment.

Support offered under this proposal: The system comes with a technician team of 3 people on board to provide support to all systems, but they are not responsible for the post-processing or manipulation of acquired data.


Travel and shipment costs for "Regional 3 Call":

• The transportation costs of the granted equipment, the travel costs of the deployment team, the eventual design works necessary for adaptation on board the host RV and other standard operating costs will be funded through EUROFLEETS2. Except for cameras for which onshore training will be sufficient, the RI staff will embark during the full cruise duration to assist the crew during deployment phase, to operate the equipment and to run maintenance. Collaboration between hosting RV operator/crew and RI staff will be necessary for a successful equipment deployment, each of them acting with the complete knowledge of their RV or equipment.

• When requesting a piece of marine equipment independently from a EUROFLEETS2 RV, travelling expenses for the embarked team and transport of other (own) equipment will not be covered by EUROFLEETS2.

For more information please access the Guidelines for Applicants

Technical Specifications:

For the technical specifications please see the EurOceanEuropean Large Exchangeable Equipments InfoBase at