R/V Melville Scientific Equipment
Permanent scientific equipment
|150 degrees maximum swath width
| Sub-Bottom Profiler||Knudsen CHIRP 3260|
|Magnetometer||Marine Magnetics SeaSpy|
|Gravity Meter||Bell BGM - 3|| || |
|ADCP||RDI Ocean Surveyor RDI Ocean Surveyor |
|Underway Data System|| || ||Meteorological and Sea Surface|
|Data Network||3.5 and 12 |
| ||Ethernet, audiovisual in labs
and staterooms, F/O and copper links|
|Computer System||Multiple Linux servers|
|1 GB network
|Work Stations||UNIX and PC|| ||Numerous in labs|
|Printers/ Plotters|| || ||Laserjet and color inkjet|
Bioanalytical Lab with precision temperature control. Use of isotopes is
prohibited in ship's laboratories. Isotope isolation vans are available by
request. Other equipment and technical services available on cruise-specific
Vans: Numerous van placement locations on main deck, winch deck and
forward on 02 deck.
Communications: VHF, SSB voice, and INMARSAT voice and data.
In-port San Diego phone number: (858) 534-1646
INMARSAT phone number: 011-872-1503656
INMARSAT fax: 011-872--81-1503656
INMARSAT area code is 872 when ship is in Pacific; other codes are 871,
873, or 874 for east Atlantic, west Atlantic, Indian Ocean.
All users are responsible for the cost of E-mail traffic both to and from
the ship. Science party members (and crew) are allotted a $1/day allowance
for E-mail expenses. Costs in excess of this allowance will be collected
from users at the completion of each cruise.
Future planned upgrades/refits: Replace MK 23 gyro, replace winch
readouts, radars and fathometer.