Operator: AWI - Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Vessel Type: Multipurpose Research Vessel
Vessel Class: Regional
Operational Area: North Sea, Baltic Sea
Endurance: 30 days
Scientist berths: 12
The RV Heincke based in Helgoland is a low noise ship with an operating range of 7.500 nautical miles. Four laboratories (wet, dry, constant temperature and multi use) offer almost vibration-free work places. The supply of seawater and compressed air is possible in each laboratory. The ship is equipped with several winch systems, cranes, and sonar systems, which allow a wide range of biological and hydrodynamic research applications. The computer system on board continuously captures and stores meteorological, oceanographic and other data as required.
Onboard scientific equipment:
Echosounders: Navigation echo sounder; 2 fishery echo sounders; net monitoring system; sediment echo sounder; swath echo sounder.
Mobile scientific equipment on request:
Science support by crew:
Deck crew: 24h operations supported; No regular technical support for onboard science systems.
Availability for EUROFLEETS:
RV Heincke is being made available to the EUROFLEETS project for a total of 6 days for 1 or 2 expeditions. The vessel will be available annually for work in the North Sea and Baltic Sea from February 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 19.000€. If higher costs are incurred they have to be covered by the applicant.
Requirements for scientist:
For the technical specifications please see the EurOcean European Research Vessels InfoBase at