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RV Aegaeo

Operator: HCMR - Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

Country: Greece

Website: http://www.hcmr.gr/listview3.php?id=448

Vessel Class: Regional

Vessel Type: Multipurpose Research Vessel

Operational Area: Mediterranean, Black and Red Seas

Endurance: 14 days

Scientist berths: 21

Length: 61.5m

Aegaeo
greece

Features:

RV Aegaeo is a multipurpose research vessel which carries out a wide variety of survey operations in offshore as well as deep sea locations, including acoustic and oceanographic surveys, buoy handling operations, environmental sampling, and geological and hydrographic surveying. The vessel is an excellent platform for the submersible THETIS and ROV operations. Fitted with full hydrographic/oceanographic instrumentation suite.

Deck Equipment:

Stern hydraulic A-frame SWL 10 ton & 7.3m height
Side A-frame - SWL 1 ton
1 main crane 3.5 ton with centrally remote controlled winches x 2, 2500 m. 10 ton, oceanographic winch x 6000 m, x 2000 m Computer room: 6 m2.

Onboard scientific equipment:

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler;
Thermosalinograph SBE 21;
Meteo station;
2 Multibeam sonars (SEABEAM 2120 & 1180);
Side Scan Sonar;
System for seismic analysis type Air-gun (5-40 inch 3) & sparker system (3-9 KJ);
2 rosettes for water sampling 12 & 24 samplers;
Various water and plankton samplers;
Various Seabird CTD sets;
Sediment traps;
Aanderaa RC7 current meters;
Various benthic samplers; benthic draggers and corers for fauna and sediment.

Mobile scientific equipment on request:

RV Aegaeo can provide a range of additional mobile equipment for various tasks including a variety of grabs and corers, plankton nets and additional sampling equipment.

Optional Equipment:

Max Rover

Max Rover Equipment Type: Remotely Operated Vehicle

Depth Rating: 2000m

Payload: 68Kg

Dimensions: 2.2m(l)x0.9(w)x2.2(H)

Power: 40kwh

Manipulators: 1x5F

Speed: 2.5 knots (fwd/rev), 1.5 knots (vert/lat)

Website: http://www.hcmr.gr/listview3.php?id=449

Features:

The Max Rover was receipt in Greece in 1999 and has been used in all of the Aegean Sea. During its initial trials it was taken to a depth of 1854m between the islands of Crete and Thira. This is a remote operated underwater vehicle with the ability to dive to about 2000m. The system includes the submersible, a cable winch and a control console. It is controlled by 3 persons (operator and 2 technicians). In the EUROFLEETS context, ROV Max Rover will be deployed from RV Aegaeo.

Positioning system: Trackpoint II USBL positioning system georeferenced through Hypack Max software; Sonars: Tritech Dual Frequency Scanning Sonar (675/1200 KHz) & Tritech Side Scan Sonar (910 KHz); 4 Cameras: Colour CCD video camera (wide angle, on pan & tilt), Colour CCD video camera (wide angle), Colour CCD video camera (macro-zoom on pan & tilt), digital Still Camera (3.2 Mpixel, 1Gb) with 4 green lasers; Lights: 2 x 100 W HID lights and 4 x 150 W Quartz lights; Manipulation: Hydrolek electro-hydraulic 5 function manipulator; Control: Computer control system, two heavy duty instrument consoles, monitors, control box; Equipment, hydraulic pistons, vacuum pumps, etc., for special needs.

Availability for EUROFLEETS:

The ROV Max Rover is being made available to the EUROFLEETS project for a total of 5 days together with the RV Aegaeo. The annual availability is as per the RV Aegaeo.

Technical Specifications:

For the technical specifications please see the EurOcean European Underwater Vehicles InfoBase at:
http://www.uvinfobase.eurocean.org/sub.jsp?load=460&a=1258990123350

Super Achilles

Super Achilles Equipment Type: Remotely Operated Vehicle

Depth Rating: 1000m

Payload: -

Dimensions: 0.7m(l)x0.6(w)x0.5(H)

Power: 10kwh

Manipulators: Robotic arm with 3 axis of movement

Speed: 2.5 knots (fwd/rev), 1.5 knots (vert/lat)

Website: http://www.hcmr.gr/listview3.php?id=449

Features:

This is a remote operated underwater vehicle with the ability to dive to 1000m. It was constructed by the French company COMEX S.A. Its system includes the submersible, cable winch and control console. The ROV Super Achilles was delivered to Greece in 1999 and has been used in many missions in all Greek seas. It has the ability to remain underwater for an unlimited time.

In the EUROFLEETS context, ROV Super Achilles will be deployed from RV Aegaeo.

Positioning System: Track Point II Plus Ultra ORE 4410 D;
Sonars: 525 k HZ TRITECH SONAR 6-150 m;
Depthmeter: Comex 0-125 m 1 KHZ;
Compass: 1 Gyroscopic;
Cameras: 1 camera SONY XC77 (pan and tilt) ccd 3 lux;
Basic lighting Equipment: 2 headlights 220 v 250 W;
Special lighting Equipment: 1 x 12 V 50 W;
Cameras: Digital video DVCAM - H18 - VHS (PAL);
Manipulator: 3 function manipulator;
Additional equipment: Electric cutter, rescue equipment for object collection.

Availability for EUROFLEETS:

The ROV Super Achilles is being made available to the EUROFLEETS project for a total of 5 days together with the RV Aegaeo. The annual availability is as per the RV Aegaeo.

Technical Specifications:

For the technical specifications please see the EurOcean European Underwater Vehicles InfoBase at:
http://www.uvinfobase.eurocean.org/sub.jsp?load=28&a=1258990151709

Thetis

Thetis Equipment Type: Manned submersible

Depth Rating: 600m

Crew: 2 pers.

Dimensions: 3.4m(l)x2.4(w)x2.5(H)

Power: 11kwh

Manipulators: 1x3F,1X5F

Speed: 2.5 Knots (fwd/rev)

Website: http://www.hcmr.gr/listview3.php?id=449

Features:

The manned submersible Thetis was constructed, in 1999 in France by the company COMEX S.A, to very high technical specifications and has great potential for a wide range of scientific activities. It has a wide optical field, with distinct advantages over previous submersibles using older technologies. It is fitted with light projectors of advanced technology specially equipped for photography and cinematography. In addition it has a special intercom system for communication with the research vessel Aegaeo of which it forms an integral part.

She has a modern sonar echo sounder of high resolution which provides high standards of safety in terms of visibility, and it is particularly effective for the location of wrecks, communication systems (UHF, VHF, and underwater telephone), and a special com system with the RV Aegaeo, navigation systems, cameras and powerful lights for photography and cinematography.

She is equipped with 2 robotic arms (5 and 3 axis of movement) for its many applications and range of activities, with the possibility of lifting objects of up to 100 kg in weight. She is also equipped with cutting equipment, hydraulic pistons, vacuum pumps, etc., for special needs.

Availability for EUROFLEETS:

Thetis is being made available to the EUROFLEETS project for a total of 5 days together with the RV Aegaeo. The annual availability is as per the RV Aegaeo.

Technical Specifications:

For the technical specifications please see the EurOcean European Underwater Vehicles InfoBase at:
http://www.uvinfobase.eurocean.org/sub.jsp?load=11&a=1258989977086

Science support by crew:

Deck crew: 24h operations supported. Regular technical support for onboard science systems.

Availability for EUROFLEETS:

RV Aegaeo is being made available to the EUROFLEETS project for a total of 5 days, this duration can be extended to a maximum of 12 days for well evaluated projects, subject to budget availability. The vessel will be available all year round for work in Mediterranean, Black and Red Seas, provided she is not engaged in other projects.

Travel and shipment costs:

Travelling costs for cruise participants and the shipment of equipment to the port of mobilisation and back from the port of demobilisation will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 16.000€. If higher costs are incurred they have to be covered by the applicant.

Requirements for scientist:

To be covered by insurance policy for accident.

Technical Specifications:

For the technical specifications please see the EurOcean European Research Vessels InfoBase at
http://www.rvinfobase.eurocean.org/spec/vessel.jsp?id=4980