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RV Salme

Operator: TUT - Tallinn University of Technology

Country: Estonia

Website: http://www.msi.ttu.ee/index.php?toc=48

Vessel Type: Research Vessel

Vessel Class: Regional

Operational Area: Baltic Sea

Endurance: 5 days

Scientist berths: 12

Length: 31.3m



Multipurpose research vessel which carries out a wide variety of survey operations in the Baltic Sea region, including oceanographic surveys, buoy handling operations, environmental sampling, and geological surveying. The vessel is newly renovated and has modern facilities for work (two laboratories and seminar room) and accommodation (including air conditioning, sauna etc). The laboratory is equipped with fume hood, destillator (reverse osmosis), deep freezers etc. Internet access is available in the areas of GSM coverage.

Onboard scientific equipment:

Idronaut OCEAN SEVEN 320Plus WOCE-CTD Multiparameter Probe including Idronaut Dissolved Oxygen Sensor;
Seapoint Chlorophyll Fluorometer;
General Oceanics Coastal CTD/Mini-Rosette (Model 1018) with 12 bottles of 1.7 litre;
Towable CTD (Neil Brown Mark III) with Chl a and phycocyanin fluorometers (TriOS);
Sea-Bird SBE 19plus CTD probe equipped with SBE 43 oxygen sensor, WETLabs WETStar fluorometer and WETLabs ECO NTU turbidity sensor;
Onboard computers with software for the control and data retrieval from CTD probes, CTD/Rosette and towable CTD;
On request it is possible to mount a ship-based Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler;
Readiness to install a flow-through measurement system (water intake at 2 m depth);
Two winches, crane (max load 3 tons), A-frame;
Deployment of moorings and related work is supported.

Mobile scientific equipment on request:

RV Salme can provide a range of additional mobile equipment for various tasks including a variety of optical sensors and additional sampling equipment, grabs and corers. Laboratory equipment like nutrient autoanalyzer, filtering devices, FlowCAM etc may be installed onboard.

Science support by crew:

24 h support for scientific work and technical support when needed.

Availability for EUROFLEETS:

RV Salme is being made available to the EUROFLEETS project for a total of 20 days for one or two cruises, this duration can be extended to a maximum of 26 days for well evaluated projects, subject to budget availability. The vessel will be available for work in the Baltic Sea in the fast ice free period.

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