R/V Robert Gordon Sproul Scientific Equipment
Permanent scientific equipment
Use of isotopes is prohibited in ship's laboratories. Isotope isolation
vans are available by request.
Vans: Can carry three 20 foot vans on main deck, and one on upper deck.
Communications: VHF, voice, HF radio voice only. Cellular telephone
voice and FAX, INMARSAT C data capability.
Unusual features: This is a left-handed ship (the laboratories are on the starboard side, so that all work is done over the port side or the stern).
Future planned upgrades/refits: We make steady upgrades to the ship, as time and funds are available. Replace computer laboratory van on 01 level. Continued improvements to underway meteorological and sea surface data acquisition system. Mid-life refit is in the planning process.