Operator: CSIC - Spanish National Research Council
Vessel Type: Research Vessel
Vessel Class: Regional
Operational Area: Iberian Seas
Endurance: 12 days
Scientist berths: 12
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. Can accommodate 1 x 10 ́container Lab, Fitted with full hydrographic/oceanographic instrumentation suite.
Onboard scientific equipment:
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (Teledyne RDI, OS 75);
Thermosalinograph Seabird SBE-21;
CTD profiler and rosette sampler (SBE 911 Plus V2 CTD with SBE 32 carousel);
Mutibeam echosounder with two frequencies, 50 kHz (3000 m) and 180kHz (600 m);
Reference unti Octopus F-180 Low-frequency scanning sonar (Kongsberg Simrad SP70);
Echo sounder (Simrad EA500 hydrographic12 khz);
Single-beam echo sounder (scientific, Simrad EK500: 34, 120, 200 kHz);
Single-beam echo sounder (hydrographic, Kongsberg Simrad EA600: 12, 38, 200 kHz);
net sounder Scanmar RX 400;
Aux. equipments: DGPS, Plotter 3D Olex.
Mobile scientific equipment on request:
RV Garcia del Cid can provide a range of additional mobile equipment for various tasks including a variety of grabs and corers, plankton nets and additional sampling equipment.
Science support by crew:
Deck crew: 24h operations supported. Regular technical support for onboard science systems.
Availability for EUROFLEETS:
The Garcia del Cid is being made available to the EUROFLEETS project for a total of 9 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 annually for work in the Iberian Seas from January to mid September.
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:
Seafarers medical examination and STCW recognised Personal survival techniques..
For the technical specifications please see the EurOcean European Research Vessels InfoBase at