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MARINE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (MGS) LTD.

Hydrographyc equipment

Multibeam echosounder

Reson SeaBAT 7150F (Gondola mounted) 

 Sonar Operating Frequency: Dual 12/24 kHz
 Swath Width: up to 150°
 Beam Width 12kHz, 2°х2°
 Beam Width 24kHz, 1°х1°
 Number of Horizontal Beams: 880

 Ping rate: up to 15 Hz (Range dependent)

 TxPower: 0-236 dB

 Depth Range: 100-6000 m
 Surface SVP: SVP70 - 2 pcs (Gondola mounted)
 Acquisition and processing software:

PDS2000

 

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Sound velocity profilers

 

 Valeport miniSVP

Operation depth: 6000 m
Range: 1375-1900 m/s

Resolution: 0.001 m/s
Accuracy: 0.02 m/s

Positioning system

Applanix POS MV 320
DGPS accuracy: 0.5-2 m
RTK accuracy:
  Horizontal +/- 8mm; Vertical +/- 15mm

  Roll & Pitch: 0.020°

  True Heading: 0.010° with 2 m baseline                          Heave: 5 cm or 5% (2 cm or 2% in TrueHeave mode)

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Geophysical equipment

Subbottom profiler

CHIRP 3260, KNUDSEN
Frequency: 3,5/12 KHz;

Vertical resolution: 

1 cm (0-100), 1dm (100-1000), 1m (>1000)
Penetration (typical):
80 m in coarse calcareous sand and 6 m in clay

     Could be used as Single beam echosounder to obtain Nadir depth.


Gravitymeter

CHEKAN-AM SHELF, “Electropribor”

RMS error: 0.4 mGal
Range of perturbing accelerations: 500 Gal

Operating temperature: 5-35°C

 

Marine magnetometer
SeaSPY, Marine Magnetics
Absolute Accuracy: 0.1nT
Sensor Sensitivity: 0.01nT

CHIRP
Sea SPY
CHEKAN

Oceanological equipment

Oceanological profiler
SBE 19plus V2 SEACAT Conductivity, Temperature and Density Profiler, Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., USA
Pressure: Range: 0 - 7000 m
     Resolution: 0.002 % of full scale range
      Accuracy: 0.1% of full scale range
Conductivity: Range 0 to 9 S/m
     Resolution: 0.00005 – 0.00001 S/m
     Accuracy: ±0.0005 S/m
Temperature: Range : - 5°C to +35°C
     Resolution: 0.0001°C
     Accuracy: ±0.005 °C

Oxygen sensor
SBE 43 DO, Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., USA
Operation depth: 7000 m

Fluorimeter and Turbidity sensor
ECO FLNTU , WETLABS
Operation depth: 7000 m

Water sampler
SBE 32 CAROUSEL  (full size) for 24 bottles
Includes:
24 bottles (10 Ltr.) without metal parts (for trace metals probes)

Deep sea Pinger
Operation depth: 6000 m
Operating period: approx. 30 hrs
Frequency: 12kHz

Planktone net

 

Geological equipment

Gravity corer  
Length: 6 m - 2 pcs
Length: 3 m - 2 pcs

Diameter: 133 mm
 

Dredges
Galateya:
Volume 0,54 cubic meters; 2.25 m x 0.45 m – 2 pcs


Rock Dredges:  

Volume 0,6 cubic meters; Diameter 500 mm; Height 1,5 m – 3 pcs

Volume 0,8 cubic meters; Diameter 1016 mm; Height 1,5 m – 2 pcs

Volume 1,1 cubic meters; Ellipse type. Height 1,5 m – 1 pcs

 

Core splitting machine
Stone cutting lathe Cedima CTS-175/1, Germany


Grab Bottom Sampler

“Ocean 0.25” 

Volume 0.25” cubic meters (500 x 500 mm).

 

Box Corer
Pendulum type

Probe volume 0,49 cubic meters

Weight 800 kg

Includes spare box

 

Deck machinery

Oceanographic winch
ODIM, Norway
SWL 7T
Drum capacity: at least 7000 m of 11.3 mm conductor wire 

Bottom sampling winch
ODIM, Norway
SWL 12T
Drum capacity: at least 10000 m of 18 mm wire

Cable winch
ODIM, Norway
SWL 3.7T

AUX winch
3M62298 ODIM, Norway -8 pcs
SWL 2.8T

Provision crane
Name: MCV -1,5-7,5 – 2 pcs (star/port board side)
SWL: 0.9T

Main Hydraulic crane
SWL: 4.5

Laboratories

R/V MGS SAGAR has laboratory space sufficient for onboard data and collected samples processing and analysis.
 

There are four main laboratories on board: