Capability Catalogue

Image Ship/Operator-owner/Length/Range Sonar system/Motion Reference System/Mounting options
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RV Investigator
MNF-CSIRO
Length: 93.9 m
Range: Equator to ice edge, 10,800 nm

Kongsberg EM122 (50-11,500 m depth range,12 kHz, 143°, 1°x1° beams)
Kongsberg EM710 (3-2,000 m depth range, 70-100 kHz, 140°, 0.5x1° beams)
Hull-mounted gondola

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RV Solander
AIMS
Length: 34.9m
Range: 2700 NM

R2Sonic 2026 (max depth 800m, 200-400khz, 0.45° x 0.45° beam @400)
Applanix POS MV OceanMaster
Hull-mounted

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ASV Wyatt Earp*
AHO
9.8 m monohull
(trailerable)
Operational speed 6 kt
Cruise speed 9 kt

Tactical Hydrographic Survey System - includes: Reson Seabat 7125-B, Klein 3000 Towed side scan sonar and Kongsberg EA400 Single Beam Echo Sounder, Valeport Sound Velocity Profiler, Sea OCTANS 300 Motion Reference Unit and a Fugro Marinerstar 9205 GNSS Reciever

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RV Howard Burton
8.5 m Aluminium monohull (trailerable)
Australian Antarctic Division

A vessel of opportunity based at Davies station Antarctica.

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RV Yolla
9m StabiCraft Aluminium Monohull (trailerable)
Deakin University

Konsberg EM2040c (Max depth 500m, 200-400 khz, 1°x1° @ 400)
Applanix POS MV Wavemaster
Over the side pole mount

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Noctiluca
15m Westcoaster
University of Tasmania

WASSP GEN3 survey series sonar system, 136-184 kHz Wide Band multibeam sonar including DRX-LO WASSP sonar processor. (max depth 150 m, Beam Width 120° x 4°). Includes a Furuno SC-30 Compact Satellite

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RV Bombora
11.8m Stebercraft Fibreglass monohull
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Dual R2Sonic 2022 (max depth 400m, 200-400 khz, 2° x 2° beam @ 200, 0.9° x 0.9° @400)
Applanix POS MV Wavemaster
(Geoswath 125khz swath mapper interferometric system retired)
Over-the-side pole mount

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RV Seascan
7.8m Marlin Broadbill Aluminium Catamaran (trailerable)
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Single R2Sonic 2022 (max depth 400m, 200-400 khz, 2° x 2° beam @ 200, 0.9° x 0.9° @400)
Applanix POS MV 320
Through-hull retractable mount

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RV Seatamer
6.4 m SeaTamer Aluminium monohull (trailerable)
NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)

WASSP 1320F wide band sonar (max depth 150 m, 160 kHz, 2° beam @ 120 m)
Furuno SC-30 Satellite Compass-dual antenna GPS
Over the side pole-mount

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RV T.K. Arnott
7.4m Alufarm monohull (trailerable)
Dept of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, South Australia

Geoswath 250khz Swath Mapping System with Applanix POS MV Wavemaster
Mounted on rigid arm over the side of vessel

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RV Geo Resolution
Length: 68.3m
Range: Ocean Going Monohull
Autonomy: 45 days
EGS Survey Pty Ltd

Reson Seabat 7150-F (Dual frequency 12 and 24kHz, 2° x 2° beams at 12kHz, 1° x 1° beams at 24kHz) to full Ocean Depth (12 kHz) Multibeam with CARIS HIPS/ SIPS Processing package
Hull-mounted gondola

New vessel under construction

NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)

WASSP 1320F wide band sonar (max depth 150 m, 160 kHz, 2° beam @ 120 m)

Sirius: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

University of Sydney

R2Sonic 2024 (200-400khz, 200-400khz, 1° x 2° beam @200, 0.45° x 0.9° @400

*The ASV Wyatt Earp operates in Antarctic waters only and due for decommission with the completion of the RSV Nuyina in 2020, the vessel is not normally available to others.