AUV VLIZ

Location:
Oostende, Belgium
Location Coordinates:
51.2303 Lat 2.92 Long
Organisation & Address:

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee, Wandelaarkaai 7 8400 Oostende

Infrastructure Web site address:
Max No of EF+ Days:
10
Dimensions:

Depth Rating

Length

Diameter

Total System Weight

Endurance (AUV)

1000

1.7

0.2

49 – 94.3kg

4-7 hours

Technical Detail

General Information:

The USV allows controlled autonomous long-lasting measurements of both atmosphere and ocean characteristics in the Belgian part of the North Sea and beyond.

The AUV has a depth range up to 1000 meters and is equipped with a multitude of sensors including a multi-beam echo sounder, a sub-bottom profiler, a synthetic aperture sonar and an environmental module. This allows seawater, seabed and sub-seafloor measurements related to chemical, biological, physical, geological and historical research from shelves to continental slopes.

The AUV has a maximum speed of 5.5knots, 480GB memory and comes with its own transport case, LARS (launch and recovery system) and portable cage.

Communication & GPS:

Ethernet: till 100 Mbit/s, Wifi: till 54 Mbit/s, Acoustic modem (Benthos): till 2 kbaud, Iridium satellite communication, Gps with RTK-corrections, GAPS-transponder enables USBL-updates.

Vessel Requirements:

Minimal deckspace; 10m² (minimal 5m long)

Storage room approx. 2m³

Dry lab/workshop to work with electronic equipment minimal workbenches for two technicians

Deckcrane for lifting AUV, workboat for recovery/launch

Modality of Access

Equipment transportation costs up to a maximum amount will be covered by Eurofleets+.  Users should contact EurofleetsPlus@marine.ie prior to submitting an application to ensure shipment costs to and from their location are covered.   

Support Offered to EurofleetsPlus Users

Contact Details

Applicants are welcomed to discuss the initial feasibility of their work while they prepare their application with the operator of VLIZ AUV at infrastructure@vliz.be

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Infrastructure availability by year/time of year for EF+:

Year

Availability by Month

Not available (by Month)

2020

TBD

TBD

2021

Unknown (dd 2019)

TBD

2022

Unknown(dd 2019)

TBD

Technical specification documents: