36ft Research Vessel "Guiding Light" equiped with hydrographic survey equipment. Facility enables hydrographic surveys to be undertaken up to 60 nautical miles offshore.
|Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
||1000KHz ADCP capable of measuring current flow and direction up to depths of 50m.
||South Boats 36ft Research Vessel Catamaran
||Category 2 workboat, LOA-11m, beam-5m, draft 1.2m, includes hydraulic A-Frame. Cruising speed 12knots.
||Used for obtaining undisturbed sediment cores with a penetration depth of approximately 1m.
|Shallow water side scan sonar system
||Cmax CM2 towfish with Coda Octopus 760D
||350KHz side scan system capable of working in water depths up to 100m.
|Shallow water sub-bottom profiler system
||Applied acoustics boomer system
||10-15KHz towed catamaran system with CSP power source.
|Single beam survey precision echo sounder
||Odom hydrotrac echo sounder
||200KHz single beam sonar, measures depth up to 150m.
||Geoacoustics Geochirp system
||geochirp towfish including 100m armoured tow cable and Geoprinter.
|Swath bathymetric survey system
||234KHz Swath bathymetric survey system capable of mapping the seabed up to depths of 100m.