ROV LUSO

Location:
Paço de Arcos, Portugal
Location Coordinates:
Latitude: 38.6938 Longitude: -9.2953
Organisation & Address:

EMEPC – Estrutura de Missão para a Extensão da Plataforma Continental

Infrastructure Web site address:
Max No of EF+ Days:
8
Dimensions:

Depth Rating

Length

Width

Height

Weight in Air

Total System Weight

Payload

Endurance (AUV)

6000m

2.0m

1.6m

2.2

2300kg

35T (including control container)

100kg

n/a

Technical Detail

General Information:

ROV Luso is capable of diving to depths of 6000m adapted for scientific purposes aimed at collecting various types of sample (geological and biological – with different requirements in samples packaging), and is equipped with an HD camera and several sensors that aim to collect and provide real time information concerning the physical and chemical characteristics of the water in which the ROV Luso is operating.

ROV Luso incorporates a larger sample box, the incorporation of a suction sampler with 5 individual chambers and an area for storing a group of corers and several sensors targeting different parameters. 

Specific tools are also integrated in the ROV Luso, such as a rock saw for sampling in situ and new corers with internally designed restraint systems.

Vessel Requirements:

Deck space to accommodate 1 x 20” control container and 1 x 10” workshop container.

Thrusters:

7 x 5.5 kW, 20A, 4 Horizontal, 3 Vertical

Cameras:

1 x Sony Argus RS, 1 FocusZoom HDTV camera, 1 Kongsberg Still camera 10 Mpx + flashgun, 1 DSPL lowlight Black & White camera and 5 DSPL other cameras.

Positioning (USBL, etc):

Linkquest USBL

Instruments:

Mini-Drill unit, Push Corers, Suction sampler with 5 chambers, Biologic and geologic sample boxes, 2 x Imenco green scaling lasers.

Optional Items:

Teledyne DVL, Contros CH4 Sensor, Contros CO2 Sensor

SAIV CTD SD204 with additional sensors: Dissolved Oxygen, Fluorescence, Turbidity,

Idronaut CTD with additional sensors: Dissolved oxygen, turbidity, pH, redox potential

Manipulators:

1 x 5 function and 1 x 7 function

TMS:

Deployment Method: Free Flying Latch

Launch Method: LARS (Launch and Recovery System)

Modality of Access

EF+ Funding covers deployment from the Mar Portugal but the Luso may be also available for mobilisation from suitable vessels in other ports (e.g Vigo, Cádiz or Málaga ) for additional costs.  Applicants should contact the infrastructure operator directly to discuss.  

Support Offered to EurofleetsPlus Users

Support will be available during survey preparation stage mobilisation and demobilisation.

Contact Details

Applicants are welcomed to discuss the initial feasibility of their work while they prepare their application with the supervisor of ROV LUSO at e-mail address: antonio.calado@emepc.mm.gov.pt

Please indicate any clearances required for area or type of activity?

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

Year

Availability by Month

Not available (by Month)

2020

From Jun to Dec

From Jan to May

2021

From Jan to Dec

 

2022

From Jan to Dec

 

Technical specification documents:

ROV Luso Tech Spec (410 KiB)