This boat is a 36ft research vessel named "Guiding Light", equipped with hydrographic survey equipment.
The facility enables hydrographic surveys to be undertaken up to 60 nautical miles offshore.
|Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler||Sontec ADCP||1000KHz ADCP capable of measuring current flow and direction up to depths of 50m.|
|Research Vessel||South Boats 36ft Research Vessel Catamaran||Category 2 workboat, LOA-11m, beam-5m, draft 1.2m, includes hydraulic A-Frame. Cruising speed 12knots.|
|Seabed Multi-Corer||Seabed Multi-Corer||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.|
|Sub-bottom profiler||Geoacoustics Geochirp system||geochirp towfish including 100m armoured tow cable and Geoprinter.|
|Swath bathymetric survey system||SEA SWATHplus||234KHz Swath bathymetric survey system capable of mapping the seabed up to depths of 100m.|