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Facilities & Equipment

The combination of world class ships, extensive facilities and equipment form the core capability that the Centre offers to its customers.

Specialized facilities and equipment for work at sea

Autonomous & Remote measurement/detection systems and devices:

  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) of different design and capabilities
  • Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs)
  • Prototype (i.e. research) vertical and special acoustic arrays
  • Wave riders, current meters, meteo stations
  • Beach video monitoring equipment, ADCP
  • Seafloor instrumentation platforms (Barny and SEPTR)

Towed measurement/detection systems & devices:

Prototype towed acoustic arrays

  • Major sound sources & sonars
  • Parametric sonars
  • Programmable Low Frequency Arrays (and special winch)
  • Programmable High Frequencytransmit/receive array
  • Sidescan sonars
  • Synthetic aperture sonars
  • Chirp sub-bottom profiler
  • Boomers
  • Echo Repeater systems

Non-acoustic (thermistor chain) array and 10 seafloor magnetometers
Seafloor core sampling and analysis lab

Data acquisition. communication and processing systems and devices:

  • Satellite ground station
  • Satellite communications systems
  • Real Time Data acquisition systems
  • High performance computing clusters
  • Data fusion centre

Specialised facilities (few in the world):

  • Linear array assembly/disassembly facilities
  • Acoustic calibration facilities
  • Extremely high pressure testing facilities
  • Material properties & tension/fatigue testing facilities
  • Oceanographic instrument (CTD) calibration facilities

Ocean Enqineering facilities:

  • Diving locker
  • Machine and assembly shops
  • Custom cable termination and moulding equipment

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