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RV Heincke

Operator: AWI - Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

Country: Germany

Website: http://www.awi.de/en/infrastructure/ships/heincke/

Vessel Type: Multipurpose Research Vessel

Vessel Class: Regional

Operational Area: North Sea, Baltic Sea

Endurance: 30 days

Scientist berths: 12

Length: 55m



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:


Technical Specifications:

For the technical specifications please see the EurOcean European Research Vessels InfoBase at