Sea-Going Facilities

The following research vessels and their supporting shipboard technical group, are available to researchers for gathering geophysical, geochemical and other open ocean and coastal data and samples:

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R/V Kilo Moana (AGOR26 swath ship)

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R/V Ka'imikai-o-Kanaloa (submersible and ROV mothership) .

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Pisces IV and Pisces V (pictured), research submersible with a depth capability of 2000m.

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Luukai, a DOER H6000 ROV (remotely-operated underwater vehicle) - NEW in 2013

Sea-going instrumentation includes equipment for digital seismic reflection, gravity, magnetics, coring, dredging, and water column studies, the HAWAII MR1 side-scan sonar system, and fiber optic-based deep-towed FOCUS camera system. In addition, software is available for multi-channel seismic processing and geophysical data analysis.

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