ROV OCEAN MODULES V8 OFFSHORE

Location:
Gothenburg, Sweden
Location Coordinates:
Latitude: 57.70 Longitude 11.96
Organisation & Address:

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Infrastructure Web site address:
Max No of EF+ Days:
20
Dimensions:

Depth Rating

Length

Width

Height

Weight in Air

Total System Weight

Payload

Endurance (AUV)

2000m

1100mm

800mm

900mm

 

270kg (without equipment)

40kg

n/a

Technical Detail

General Information:

The Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) “Ocean Modules V8 Offshore” is in service since 2010/2011 and has been used primarily in Swedish territorial waters but also onboard the German research icebreaker “Polarstern” in southern summer season 2015/2016 in the south-eastern Weddell Sea, Antarctica.

In 2015 the ROV system was upgraded with a 20 foot HC Control and Transport container together with a mobile winch (MacArtney type MERMAC R10 / 2125/16, 2-23.5 AHC)

The ROV was primarily used for marine biological research projects (monitoring, visual inspection of cold water coral reefs, Antarctic benthos communities, in situ experimentation). But the system may also be used for projects in physical/chemical oceanography and marine geology.

Vessel Requirements:

The ROV system is mobile and containerized, thus operations are possible world-wide including the Arctic and Antarctic depending on sea-ice conditions.

Thrusters:
Cameras:

HD Video camera

Osprey Tritech cameras (2)

Still camera Imenco Digital SDS1210

Positioning (USBL, etc):
Instruments:

Tritech altimeter

CTD with optode (oxygen) type SAIV

Scientific payload tool skid

Deep Sea LED lamps (Oceanlight Wide Flood)

4 green laser scaler

Optional Items:
Manipulators:

Advanced manipulator ECA 5 – function electric

TMS:
Modality of Access

All potential users of the ROV are obliged to submit applications for ship-time via a web-portal (http://skagerak.gu.customer.i8t.com/).

The ROV system is mobile and containerized, thus operations are possible world-wide including the Arctic and Antarctic depending on sea-ice conditions. The ROV will be available year-round according to an annual cruise plan.

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 from their location are covered.   

Support Offered to EurofleetsPlus Users

Technical support and preparation for mobilization and demobilization will be provided.  Our warehouse facilities and the Robotics Lab workshop in Gothenburg harbour can be utilised for storage of user equipment pre and post survey.

Wish to be directly contacted by applicants in the proposal preparation?

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

Jan – Dec

 

2021

Jan – Dec

 

2022

Jan – Dec

 

Technical specification documents: