UCLA's new Research Vessel has been operational since March 2010. It is a 27 ft Zodiac that has been planned and outfitted by Burkard Baschek, UCLA. It is ideally suited for coastal research and measurements of small-scale quickly-evolving phenomena, such as submesoscale features, tidal fronts, or river plume fronts.
UCLA is member of the Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI), San Pedro, CA, and the Research Zodiac is operated by this consortium. For reservations and further information contact Tom Chavez at SCMI.
|Length||27 ft||Navigation||2D-GPS Hemisphere V110, Furuno Radar and Echo Sounder.|
|Communication||2D-GPS Hemisphere V110, Furuno Radar and Echo Sounder.|
|Approx. 300 nm||Instruments||Seabird SBE 55 CTD with 3x4L rosette, water intake system with SBE 45 CTD, de-bubbler, weather station (air T/P, wind)|
|8 + Captain (day use only)||Equipment||Slip-ring winch (inductive cable: 500m, 5mm diameter; speed: 1m/s), davit, on board computer, generator (12V/110V).|