Infrastructures

Eurofleets+ user groups will provide access to 27 Research Vessels (RVs), five Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), seven Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and a highly specialized portable telepresence unit. The telepresence unit (to be provided by the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration, USA) is a unique piece of marine infrastructure not available in Europe. Key infrastructures have been selected based on their operational capabilities and their strategic geographic locations to meet the demands of the science community. The infrastructures are all highly capable and many are new, nearly new or recently refitted and equipped with the latest technologies.

Smaller regional vessels are also available to facilitate training activities. Eurofleets+ will provide geographic coverage to: Mediterranean and the Black Sea; Baltic Sea and North Sea: North Atlantic (incl. Greenland and Norwegian seas): and Pacific Southern Ocean and Ross Sea.