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RV Akademik

Operator: IO-BAS - Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Science

Country: Bulgaria

Website: http://www.io-bas.bg/RV_Akademik.html

Vessel Type: Oceanographic Multipurpose Research Vessel

Vessel Class: Regional

Operational Area: Black Sea

Endurance: 35 days

Scientist berths: 22

Length: 55.5m

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Features:

Multipurpose research vessel which carries out a wide variety of survey operations in offshore as well as deep sea locations, including fisheries surveys, acoustic and oceanographic surveys, buoy handling operations, environmental sampling, and geological and hydrographic surveying.

Onboard scientific equipment:

SIMRAD EK 200, SIMRAD EK60 echo sounder;
Side scan sonar KLEIN 3000;
CTD (Sea Bird SBE 911 plus) with Rosette sampler (12 Nansen Bottles 5litres);
Meteo system: MARCONI MARINE 1xDS 100.

Mobile scientific equipment on request:

RV Akademik 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:

PC-8B

PC-8B Equipment Type: Manned submersible

Depth Rating: 250m

Payload: -

Dimensions: 6,5(l)x2,35(h)

Crew: 2+1

Speed: 0,5m/s

Endurance: 5 hours

Website: http://www.io-bas.bg/submursible.html

Features:

The PC-8B is a manned submersible designed for observing at a maximum depth of 250 m and at a range of 5nm from its support research vessel. It is operated since 1987 and its crew is composed of two pilots and one scientist. This submersible is a valuable tool for biological, geological and ecological observation, and it is equipped with a manipulator, a photo camera and a video camera, and also with soft sediments sampling device and a hard rock drilling sampling device.

Availability for EUROFLEETS:

PC-8B is being made available to the EUROFLEETS project for a total of 8 days together with the RV Akademik. The annual availability is as per the RV Akademik.

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 15.000€. If higher costs are incurred they have to be covered by the applicant.

Technical Specifications:

For the technical specifications please see the EurOcean European Underwater Vehicles InfoBase at:
http://www.uvinfobase.eurocean.org/sub.jsp?load=10&a=1258990304730

Science support by crew:

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

Availability for EUROFLEETS:

The RV Akademik is being made available to the EUROFLEETS project for a total of 8 days with or without the Research submersible PC-8B. The vessel will be available annually for work in the Black Sea from January to mid December.

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 15.000€. If higher costs are incurred they have to be covered by the applicant.

Requirements for scientist:

-

Technical Specifications:

For the technical specifications please see the EurOcean European Research Vessels InfoBase at
http://www.rvinfobase.eurocean.org/spec/vessel.jsp?id=3829