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MANAGEMENT UNIT OF THE NORTH SEA MATHEMATICAL MODELS MEETDIENST OOSTENDE

BELGICA TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Status 21/08/2006

MUMM Gulledelle 100 B–1200 Brussel België Tel. : 02/773 21 11 Fax : 02/770 69 72 info@mumm.ac.be http://www.mumm.ac.be

Meetdienst Oostende 3e en 23e Linieregimentsplein B-8400 OOSTENDE België Tel. : 059/70 01 31 Fax : 059/70 49 35 bmmost@mumm.ac.be http://www.mumm.ac.be

Technical characteristics of the oceanographic ship RV BELGICA
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a. b. c.

General characteristics................................................................................................................ 4
Upper deck (level 01): .......................................................................................................................... 5 Lower deck (level 02):.......................................................................................................................... 5 Accommodation container: ................................................................................................................. 5

II. Residential accommodation ........................................................................................................ 5

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a. b. c. d. e. f.

Propulsion ................................................................................................................................ 6
Main drive............................................................................................................................................. 6 Bow and stern screw propellers .......................................................................................................... 6 The electrical drive............................................................................................................................... 6 Operation of the drive systems............................................................................................................ 6 Performance ......................................................................................................................................... 6 The automatic control and alarm system........................................................................................... 6

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a. b.

Electrical system....................................................................................................................... 7
General:................................................................................................................................................. 7 Special facilities:................................................................................................................................... 7

V. Hydraulic unit.............................................................................................................................. 8
a. b. c. Hydraulic system I and “Auxiliary” system ...................................................................................... 8 Hydraulic system II.............................................................................................................................. 8 Hydraulic system for the EFFER crane............................................................................................. 8

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a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h.

Navigation equipment .............................................................................................................. 9
Ship’s heading: ..................................................................................................................................... 9 Automatic pilot:.................................................................................................................................... 9 Radar: ................................................................................................................................................... 9 Track plotter: ....................................................................................................................................... 9 Positioning systems: ............................................................................................................................. 9 Ship’s speed: ......................................................................................................................................... 9 Water depth (only for navigation purposes, see also XIII): ............................................................. 9 Automatic Identification System (AIS) .............................................................................................. 9

VII. Telecommunications .............................................................................................................. 10
a. b. The radio station. ............................................................................................................................... 10 The pilothouse. ................................................................................................................................... 10

VIII. Deck infrastructure and winches .......................................................................................... 11
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................................ Belgian Science Policy....a... and fishing equipment......................................................................................................................................................................................... 21 Minibat........ 12 The “SEATEC” oceanographic winch ................. e.................................................... e...................... Special facilities...... k................................ 12 Oceanographic winches.............. i................................................................................... 16 XI......... Launch..................................... ................................. 11 Revolving rear gantry "A-frame" ...... ... ......................................................................................... b............................ ....... 21 Equipment for analysing nutrients in seawater................ 14 Main deck (level 1) from back to front:................................................... g......................... d....................... c............. 15 Pilothouse (level 02) .................................................................... i.................................................................................................... d........ 22 3 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences................. c............................................ b.................................................................................................................. 16 General.................................... Swivelling telescopic hydraulic crane......... 19 STD equipment...................................................................................................................... a. 12 Davit with measuring reel.............................. processing and presentation software..................... 15 X........................................... .......... ........................................ h................................................................................................... Specific equipment....... c...................... 17 XIII........................ 12 Revolving gantry........................................... plankton and benthic communities....... f................................................................ ................. h................... 20 Sea current measuring equipment..................................................... j....................................... ....................................................................... 11 Winch with net probe.................... activity zones and workstations ....... 19 a.................... b............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 Upper deck (level 01) ................................................................................................................................ 20 Equipment for sampling sediments................................................... 11 Fishing winches .................................................. 17 Acquisition............................................................................. Scientific equipment on board....................... d................................ j............................................................... 11 Net drum winch.............................. Data acquisition and processing system..................................................... g.................................................................................................................................................... 12 Extending mast................................................................................ 19 Water sampling equipment ............................... a....... b...................................................... 21 Equipment for measuring the speed of sound............ f.......................................................................................... 21 Lisst .......... 20 Depth measuring equipment............................................................................................................. 14 Intermediate deck (level 2) from back to front:.................................................. Laboratories.................................................................... ................................................. 21 Sechi disks.................................................. 18 XII... 13 IX......................................................

The ship is built according to the Germanischer Lloyd standards: "GL + 100 A4 = MC AUT 16/24 RESEARCH VESSEL" The Belgica call sign is: ORGQ The Belgica e-mail address is: belgica@mumm.20 m / 4.90 m 44.be 4 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. the oceanographic research ship R/V BELGICA can perform many assignments in the field of: ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ physical oceanography chemical oceanography biological oceanography seabed studies geology and geophysics fishing research The preferred operating region comprises the North Sea up to 60 ° N.70 m 4.00 m 5. gross registered tonnage net registered tonnage water displacement autonomy: .time ¾ freshwater stock ¾ engine fuel stock ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ 50.distance .I.95 m 10. The main characteristics and dimensions of the "BELGICA" are: overall length length between midship perpendiculars overall width height to the main deck depth min. the Channel up to 48° N. . Belgian Science Policy./max.ac.55 m 765 t 232 t 1132 t 5000 miles at 12 knots 20 days 98 m 165 m ¾ In order to obtain the best operating conditions. the rolling of the ship can be limited by an anti-roll stabiliser (passive roll tank) with a content of 10 tonnes of water. General characteristics As a result of its extensive infrastructure. and the Irish Sea up to 10° W.

scientific staff: 16 people (provided accommodation container suitable for 4 people is used) The accommodation is arranged as follows: a. and the pilothouse. Belgian Science Policy. including the scientific coordinator (three double cabins) mess / meeting room for staff and scientists b.11 crew members (5 double cabins and 1 double cabin shared with a scientist) . 5 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.II. has air conditioning. Upper deck (level 01): commander (single cabin) first officer and 2 petty officers (two double cabins) 6 scientific staff.5 scientists (2 double cabins and 1 double cabin shared with a crew member) c. Every room. . Residential accommodation The "BELGICA" is built to accommodate 31 people: . Accommodation container: . Lower deck (level 02): . .crew: 15 people.4 scientists The first officer’s double cabin can be used as a sick bay. The noise in the rooms is limited to a maximum of 60 dBA. laboratory.

Operation of the drive systems The operation of the drive systems is centralised in the ship’s pilothouse. 12 knots. An 82 kW electric motor.8636 :1) Axle and screw propeller: "KAMEWA". These transverse propellers help the ship stay in position better when doing oceanographic activities in a measuring station. Rudder: "JASTRAM" with high efficiency and continuously operated hinged rudder blades. e. skewed back type. 8 tonnes (fishing) f. is then electromagnetically coupled to the propeller axle after the main engine has been disengaged.III. Bow and stern screw propellers The high speed "JASTRAM" bow and stern propellers are each driven by a 150 kW hydraulic motor. 6 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Performance ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ max. The transverse propellers can be operated from both the central console in the pilothouse and from the wings of the bridge.5 knots. Propulsion a. driven by a hydraulic control machine. speed nominal speed speed during fishing activities min. c. (diameter 1. Main drive Diesel engine: "ABC DZ". 1154 kW Gearbox: "REINTJES" (2. fitted in a nozzle. The automatic control and alarm system The various control and alarm signals in the machine room are automatically sent to the bridge. d. . The electrical drive The electrical drive for the propulsion system enables the Belgica to sail slowly while keeping the underwater noise levels well below those of the main engine. "BRUSSELLE". b. driven by one of the two main generators.95 m). Belgian Science Policy. 4 knots. 6 cylinder. with adjustable speed and nominal speed of rotation of 360 rpm. traction at 4 knots : : : : 13.

Diesel engine: "CATERPILAR" 275 kW. 220 V 50 Hz. etc) is supplied via the 220 V. 7 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.Alternator: "VAN KAICK". . 325 kVA. General: ¾ Two main generators . Sparker.IV.60 Hz network.The various generators are mounted on dampers to reduce the vibrations transmitted to the hull (damping of frequencies between 0. .50 Hz. 60Hz.1 and 5 kHz). Belgian Science Policy.In order to safeguard the stabilised network voltage 220 V. . power 20 kVA b. ¾ The available network voltages and the respective powers are given in table 1 ¾ The energy supply for the scientific measuring equipment and the IT systems comes from a static converter ("uninterruptible power supply"): "SENTRY. Electrical system a. the geophysical equipment (Boomer. 440 V.RPS". Special facilities: .

Belgian Science Policy. Hydraulic system for the EFFER crane This system consists of 2 pumps driven by electric motors with a flow rate of 42 l/min at 60 bar. Hydraulic unit The "BELGICA" has a "REXROTH" hydraulic unit consisting of 2 hydraulic systems: a. driven by the main engine with a flow rate of 500 l/min at 230 bar ¾ two auxiliary pumps driven by electric motors with a flow rate of 220 l/min at 230 bar The hydraulic system I powers the following equipment: ¾ the fishing winches ¾ the bow and stern propellers ¾ the net drum winch b. Hydraulic system II This system consists of 2 pumps driven by electric motors with a flow rate of 133 l/min at 230 bar. The hydraulic system II powers the following equipment: ¾ rear gantry ¾ side gantry and davit ¾ oceanographic winches c.- V. Hydraulic system I and “Auxiliary” system This system consists of: ¾ two main pumps. . 8 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

Water depth (only for navigation purposes. * Thales navigation Aquarius LRK * Furuno GP90 f. b. Automatic Identification System (AIS) ¾ Furuno model FA 100 The equipment printed in bold is connected to the ODAS II oceanographic data acquisition and processing system described in section XII. e. range 400 metres. 1 a. Positioning systems: ¾ Two differential global positioning systems (DGPS). Belgian Science Policy. 9 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. model E 250 ¾ 1 "DECCA Bridgemaster" unit. Navigation equipment The following navigation equipment is installed in the pilothouse. Automatic pilot: ¾ "ANSCHÜTZ". see also XIII): ¾ Echo-sounder: "ATLAS Echograph" model 481 digigraph (100 kHz). h. 1 . model 102-834 c. Ship’s speed: ¾ Doppler log (dual axis) Consilium SAL 860 T g. model MA 180/4 d.VI. Ship’s heading: ¾ gyrocompass: "ANSCHÜTZ STD 20" ¾ magnetic compass: "MARINE DATA". Track plotter: ¾ Navi-Sailor 3000 navigation system from Transas connected with the DECCA Bridgemaster radar. Radar: ¾ 1 “DECCA Bridgemaster” unit.

¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ VHF .M. The radio station.receiver: JRC model JHS32A with printer model NKG-52 (connected to the DGPS) Furuno Navtex Receiver Model NX-700 weather chart receiver FURUNO model FAX214 Inmarsat satellite communications: • Satcom Inmarsat –fleet 77 : Furuno Model Felcom with 128 kbps high speed option for data communications (E-mail belgica@mumm. 400W ¾ telex .S. • Satcom Mini M: Nera Worldphone Marine G.ac. Siemens S4r Fax. Belgian Science Policy.1000 automatic alarm receiver: DEBEG model 2340 GMDSS system .transmitter .receiver: DEBEG model 63303 25 W UHF .VHF transmitter . OKIFAX 460 ¾ ¾ 10 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. .receiver: ELTA model AM-21 EL / K .VII.receiver: "DEBEG 7313" MHF/HF .be). The pilothouse. Telecommunications The telecommunications are housed in 2 locations a.radio converter: "REDIFFUSION GK 2000" b.SSB .transmitter . ¾ radio telephone transmitter .

14. type 44.9 m/min.45 m above the bridge. Characteristics and power: ¾ Winch : SWL 2. 2 x 6 tonnes in the central area 2 x 8 tonnes on the outermost arm for fishing. Swivelling telescopic hydraulic crane The " EFFER MARINE KNUCKLE.90 m. Revolving rear gantry "A-frame" Characteristics: ¾ useful height ¾ width on deck ¾ capacity 5. : : : d.BB winch 1 drum with a capacity of 4000 m of 14 mm cable 1 drum with a capacity of 350 m of 24 mm cable .47 m at 25.5 tonnes with a diameter of 1. for the passage of nets.4 tonnes at 60 m /min ¾ local operation or from the pilothouse ¾ meters for the tension and length of the cables: local and in the pilothouse ¾ capacity: . model Knuckleboom crane with 3 hydraulic extention " crane is located at the front of the rear deck.0 ton lifting (4 ton in double reeved execution) ¾ Winch drum capacity : 80m ¾ Max.SB winch 1 drum with a capacity of 1200 m of 24 mm cable 1 drum with a capacity of 350 m of 24 mm cable c. Belgian Science Policy. 3. . ¾ outboard operating distance : 2.VIII. ¾ fitted with a detachable roller at 2.8 tonnes with a diameter of 0.00 m.000-3SL/1M.98 m at 109 m/min. load moment at base : 387 kNm ¾ Out reach (horizontal) max : 13. 5. 11 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Net drum winch The "BRUSSELLE" net drum winch is located at the back of the top deck and has the following characteristics: ¾ capacity ¾ pulling power : : 7 m³.5 m. Deck infrastructure and winches a. ¾ inboard operating distance : 4 m. Fishing winches The two “Brusselle” fishing winches are located on the rear deck for use with the rearmost gantry. Characteristics: ¾ maximum load 8 tonnes: hauling in 6.6 m b.

g). Belgian Science Policy. Two oceanographic winches: the first winch with one drum and the second winch with a double drum. Winch with net probe.5 m. . h.5 m. may be installed on the top deck on request. The revolving gantry located on the side working deck (main deck) has the following characteristics: ¾ capacity : 1 tonne.e. and the cable from the winch with the double drum is taken outboard via the davit at the side (VIII. f. g. The side winches. ¾ electrical cable thickness : 12. The cable from the winch with one drum is taken outboard via the revolving gantry.capacity top drum . gantry and davit are operated from the main deck. in the vicinity of the operating platforms. The davit with measuring reel on the side working deck (main deck).pulling power . with a 1200 m capacity. Davit with measuring reel. are located on the top deck. 1 m / 2.8 m. Characteristics: ¾ capacity ¾ inboard / outboard operating distance ¾ maximum height : : : 0.45 mm coaxial cable) the bottom drum also has a system with slip ring contacts.capacity .3 m.5 tonne. Revolving gantry. The winch with net probe made by "ELAC".5 m in front of the ship’s bow. This winch has the following characteristics: ¾ Pulling power : 3800 kg. Oceanographic winches. i.2 mm ¾ electrical cable breaking strenght : 1600 kg f. ¾ maximum height : 3 m. 1. 365 kg at 60 m / min 365 kg at 60 m / min 1000 m of 5 mm cable (RVS).pulling power ¾ winch with double drum: . ¾ inboard / outboard operating distance : 1 m / 2. ¾ Mean drum rotation speed : 95 c/min.capacity bottom drum - : : : : : 1000 m of 5 mm cable (RVS). 1700 m cable (6. both of the "LEBUS" make. 12 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Characteristics of the winches: ¾ winch with one drum . Extending mast The extending mast is for taking air samples up to 4. ¾ useful width : 1.

Belgian Science Policy. control and data channels. Additional equipment: ¾ modular seismic source ¾ 100 m multichannel hydrophone array 13 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.j. When used it has to be swapped with the net drum winch. The “SEATEC” oceanographic winch The “SEATEC” oceanographic winch (property of UG-RCMG) is used for geographic and seabed research at great depths. Characteristics of the SEATEC winch: ¾ 1100 m supply cable streamlined over the entire length (umbilical fairing) with energy cables. .

with access to the rear deck. Belgian Science Policy. benches. Laboratories. with access to the side working deck. 14 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Each laboratory has a supply of pure seawater. where 115 m² are for laboratories. a laminar flow cabinet. equipped with fridge. ¾ on the port side: a cold store to -25°C (8 m³) a cold store to 0°C (6 m³) ¾ centre: boatswain workstation ¾ room for the Alfa Laval seawater purifier (centrifuge) ¾ on the starboard side: the side working deck of 20 m² ¾ on the starboard side: the "wet" laboratory (20 m²). and various voltage supplies. drill press. ¾ on the starboard side: the biology laboratory (12 m²) with benches and a fume cupboard ¾ on the starboard side: the computer room (12 m²) . freshwater. grindstone and welding equipment (arc welders and oxyacetylene) b. and mechanical and electrical workstations. freezer. The total area of these zones is 175 m². ¾ centre: the room in which the Kongsberg-Simrad EM 1002 multibeam echosounder system is set up. 2 low temperature incubators and a sterilisation oven ¾ on the port side: the chemical laboratory (10 m²) with benches and a laminar flow cabinet. a storage room. space for 2 container laboratories. equipment for making Milli-RO and Milli-Q (ultrapure) water (Millipore). ¾ an analytical chain for measuring nutrients can be installed on the request of BMM. These rooms are spread over 4 floors. a. Intermediate deck (level 2) from back to front: ¾ a storage area of 70 m². equipped with a sorting bench and a tube for returning marked fish to the sea. The main function of each laboratory can be adapted according to the needs of the various research assignments. Main deck (level 1) from back to front: ¾ rear working deck of 140 m² ¾ on the port side: fishing laboratory (20 m²). with a workbench and passage for cables to the rear deck ¾ on the port side: a mechanical workstation (7m ) with a lathe. activity zones and workstations The "BELGICA" has 7 laboratories. . 2 activity zones located in the pilothouse.IX. compressed air. as well as the Sea-Bird thermosalinograph and the Turner Designs fluorimeter (both connected to the special seawater pipe) ¾ on the port side: the microbiology laboratory (12 m²) with benches. cold-storage rooms.the data acquisition and processing system is described in section XII .

fume cupboard. or smaller containers with non-standard dimensions (decompression chamber for divers. ¾ on the starboard side: a 4 m² zone with the multibeam operating system Note: To help secure the equipment in the laboratories. ¾ The accommodation container has room for 4 people. etc): ¾ A standard 20' (13 m²) container laboratory has: . Pilothouse (level 02) The back of the pilothouse has 2 zones reserved for scientific activities: ¾ on the port side: a 7 m² zone with benches for measuring and recording equipment for echosounders. Upper deck (level 01) Two standard 20 ft containers can be installed on the upper deck.2 sinks . there are securing rails on all workbenches and on the adjacent walls. ¾ Clean Lab container: .the lock contains the air conditioning with 98% filter in the input channel and automatic shutoff of supply and extraction when the airco stops. Belgian Science Policy. unit for producing Milli-RO water (medium quality) . . seismography.electricity 220 V .workbenches . refrigerated containers. ¾ on the starboard side: a 6 m² zone with operating station for the fishing winches with all detection equipment for fishing research.supply of freshwater and seawater. 15 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.50 Hz single phase. . . workbench with sink. Side Scan Sonar.divided into 2 compartments: the lock and the clean room. 1 sink with hot and cold water (separate boiler).the clean room (class 1000) contains 2 laminar flow cabinets (class 100). d.c.air conditioning.compressed air . a small fridge. etc. a storage tank for Milli-RO water and a unit for producing ultrapure Milli-Q water. . 220 V 60 Hz three phase.

made exclusively from high grade Cr-Ni steel and PVC) for the pure seawater distribution ("Non Toxic Seawater Conduct") to the various laboratories. ¾ Right at the front in the bow 3 metres below the water line is an inlet (via tubes. The circuit has a flow rate of 7 m³/h. . turbidity.X. Launch The BELGICA has a 5 m long inflatable launch (R.) with solid base. equipped with a 40 hp outboard engine. etc. ¾ The processed dirty water and the other less dirty water is discharged on the starboard side as far away as possible from the sampling point on the starboard side. are continuously measured. XI. in particular: ¾ A sewage plant with a processing capacity of 500 l/h of dirty water.B. Belgian Science Policy. .a temperature meter connected to the ODAS II system is installed in the "Non Toxic Seawater Conduct" very close to the inlet. fluorescence. valves and pumps. 16 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Special facilities These facilities are.I.the "Non Toxic Seawater Conduct" also supplies certain instruments that are connected to the ODAS II system whereby parameters such as salt content. . There is also a sewage tank for storing the dirty water for a period of around 24 hours.

The data can be printed out on the networkprinters HP Laserjet 4 or the Lexmark Optra 45 color printer. which are connected to a UNIX-server via a thin Ethernet LAN. the other card for connection to the presentation units.4 Gbyte DAT tape streamer . processes and stores oceanographic. The Oceanographic Data Acquisition System version II (ODASII) was installed in January 1996.17" colour monitor . . navigation and other data from various measuring equipment installed on board the RV BELGICA The ODASII system consists of the following subsystems: ¾ The data acquisition subsystem.XII. General.2 Gbyte hard disk . The system contains the following components: .05 operating system.32 Mbyte RAM .0 in August 1999. The raw measurement data are stored on the 1 Gbyte SCSI hard disk and there is a backup on a 4 Gbyte DAT tape or on a CD-ROM.4 Gbyte hard disk . The ODAS II system collects. ¾ The presentation units PC's (HP Vectra Pentium 800 MHz) are used for the presentation (offline and real-time). 17 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. meteorological. Belgian Science Policy. Around 15 different items of measuring equipment are connected by RS232 to the Hewlett Packard HP 1000/A400 real-time minicomputer. ¾ The data processing subsystem. The data are processed. One LAN card is only used for connection to the acquisition computer.CD-ROM drive The server has 2 LAN cards. distributed and stored using a Hewlett Packard HP9000 748i/100 UNIX server with HP-UX 9. The presentation software was updated to Visual Basic 6. Data acquisition and processing system a.

The system enables the system manager to execute management operations (export and import. back-up of the database on DAT. A number of tests are done on the measurement data (such as range tests.b. In addition to converting raw measurement data into physical quantities. ¾ The application is modular and consists of the following submodules: retrieve information on a measurement campaign real-time fixed display real-time and offline listing real-time and offline graph plotting real-time and offline track plotting 18 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. A receiver program has been installed for each item of measuring equipment connected to the ODAS II system.e. i. ¾ The management software. Fortran and 4GL. etc) for the ODASII database. Acquisition. start-up of the acquisition start-up of a measurement campaign and the start-up of 1 or more PDC’s within a measurement campaign management of the parameter library composition and management of the measurement campaign. processing and presentation software. ¾ The acquisition software is partly written in Assembler and partly in Fortran77. . ¾ The presentation software is written in Visual Basic 6. the processing module is also able to calculate derived parameters. is installed on PC and contains the following modules: control of the ODASII system. Belgian Science Policy. ¾ The software installed on the UNIX server ensures that the retrieved data are processed and then stored in an Informix relational database. A main “receiver” module manages the acquisition and sends the data to the UNIX machine. The software is written in C. etc).0 and consists of 2 modules (offline and real-time). written in MS-Access97.

Scientific equipment on board. ¾ The ”Sea-Bird” model SBE19 (Seacat) STD system forms part of the equipment on the Belgica. ¾ The ”Sea-Bird” model SBE21 thermosalinograph connected to the "Non Toxic Seawater Conduct" enables continuous measurement of salinity and temperature of the seawater while sailing and when stationary. 19 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. ¾ Continuous centrifuge: "Alfa Laval"."Medium Quality" .maximum temperature: 300 °C ¾ Centrifuge: "Hereaus". model 10-AU-005. ¾ The ”Sea-Bird” model SBE911Plus STD system is installed on board the Belgica on request and is also lowered in the water in the sampling stations on the starboard side. model icp 500.capacity: 4 x 100 ml . including the instruments mentioned in section VI. The parameters measured are: salinity.Millipore Milli-RiOs 8 .Millipore Milli-Q . and solar radiation. temperature. temperature. depth. and is also connected to the "Non Toxic Seawater Conduct" b. Specific equipment.XIII. barometric pressure. turbidity and irradiance[PAR]. depth.temperature range 0°C to 60 °C ¾ Sterilisation oven: "Memmert". The centrifuge is connected to the seawater circuit (“Non Toxic Seawater Conduct”) ¾ The fluorimeter: "Turner Designs". The parameters measured are: salinity. The model SBE 911plus system has a depth range of up to 2000 m. is configured with a lamp and filter set for the relative measurement of chlorophyll a. the slip-ring system mounted on the oceanographic winch is always used. (wet and dry bulb) air temperature.speed."Ultrapure Quality" ¾ 2 low temperature incubators: "MEMMERT".maximum speed: 4400 rpm ¾ The automatic meteorological unit: "FRIEDRICHS". Two model SBE19 systems are available. The instruments printed in bold are connected directly to the ODAS II system.capacity: 115 litres . This system is lowered in the water in the sampling stations on the starboard side using the oceanographic winch and davit. with continuous flow measurement cell. capacity 108 l . STD equipment. Belgian Science Policy. model MMB 304 S – 11. model Labofuge I . model U40 .1 a. for sampling suspended materials in seawater. With this system. turbidity and dissolved oxygen. measures wind direction . 1 . ¾ Equipment for obtaining ultra pure water for chemical analyses: .

¾ Shipec grab ¾ "Bowers & Connelly" multicorer ¾ Reineck corer made by UG . P. ¾ Go-Flo water sample bottles (10 litre (10 off).V. The following equipment is used for bathymetric recordings: ¾ An oceanographic echo-sounder ATLAS DESO 22 with 2 frequencies: 33 kHz and 210 kHz. plankton and benthic communities.NIOZ) ¾ Van Veen grab (modified model). Belgian Science Policy. This echo-sounder is connected to a swell compensator made by “TSS” model 320B. 10 litre (17 off) and 30 litre (3 off) water sample bottles form part of the standard equipment of the Belgica. ¾ 3 m trawl with shrimp net ¾ For bigger fish. ¾ The Kongsberg-Simrad EM1002 multibeam echo-sounder for high resolution bathymetry and sediment classification. and fishing equipment. On request. according to the ARCACHON model. and is lowered about 1 metre below the keel with a rod when making bathymetric recordings. . 10 litre or 5 litre Go-Flo bottles can be fitted. e. This equipment is the property of the Department of Sea Fishing and is only operated by this department on board the Belgica. Equipment for sampling sediments. This system belongs to the Ministry of Economic Affairs – Board of Quality and Safety. Smit according to the model of the Dutch Marine Research Institute (Nederlandse Instituut voor Onderzoek van de Zee . with respective ranges up to 1500 m and 250 m. The multibeam has frequencies of 93 kHz and 98 kHz and has a range of 2 to 1000m. This system is connected to the SBE911 plus STD system. various trawl lengths with appropriate nets are used. This echo-sounder is also connected to a "RoxAnn" floor discriminator. ¾ 2 Boxcorers made by B. ¾ Two separate echo sounders are available for fishing: 20 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.c. v/h Fa. The transducer is also secured to a mechanical compensation system to minimise the effect of the thudding of the ship. Depth measuring equipment. The multibeam echo-sounder transducer is built into the ship’s keel.B. ¾ Various “NISKIN” 5 litre (2 off). This floor discriminator allows the nature of the seabed to be determined (provided sufficient bed samples are taken for calibration) by analysing the echo signals of the ATLAS DESO 22 echo-sounder. 5 litre (1 off)) may be provided on request.RCMG ¾ High Speed Encased Gulfstream Plankton Sampler" ¾ "Benthic sledge” made by S. d. Water sampling equipment ¾ The ”Sea-Bird” model SBE32 (Carousel) seawater sampling system has 12 "Niskin" 10 litre water sample bottles.K.

with a 100 m range. Sechi disks 2 Sechi disks are available (black/white) for measuring the penetration of sunlight in seawater. LF or dual frequency) with range of 1600 m. Seacat.N. The parameters measured are speed of sound. Image recording on magnetic tape is possible. g. f.NH4 . UV Aquatracka). These devices can be operated aboard the R/V Belgica on request to MUMM. The speed of sound measurements in seawater are used to correct the depth measurements from the echo-sounders.PO4 and Si in seawater and estuary water. This unit is anchored to the seabed using a “Trawl Resistant Bottom Mount” (TRBM”).- a "FURUNO" echo-sounder. The transducers of the ADCP are also built into the ship’s keel. This device shall be towed from the “RIB” Tuimelaar equipped with a winch (100 m). ¾ The speed of sound profiler made by Applied Microsystems Ltd. ¾ System 1: SKALAR Sanplus (5-channels) auto-analyser for measuring nutrients: NOx NO2 . used on board the Belgica is owned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs – Board of Quality and Safety. ¾ The “Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler” (ADCP) made by RD Instruments Ltd. model Workhorse Mariner WH300 300 kHz. a colour echo-sounder "FURUNO FCV 381" with 2 frequencies (28 and 88 kHz selectable HF. model Workhorse Sentinel WH1200 (1200 kHz) with a 15 m range measures the absolute speed and direction of the current in many layers of seawater simultaneously. LF or dual frequency). with respective ranges of 2100 and 630 m. Belgian Science Policy. one of the nutrient analysis systems can be installed on board. h. Sea current measuring equipment ¾ The “Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler” (ADCP) made by RD Instruments Ltd. ¾ System 2: SKALAR Sanplus (3-channels) auto-analyser for measuring Total . in particular those made with the “Multibeam” system. Equipment for analysing nutrients in seawater. This equipment works autonomously on battery power and stores the measured data in an internal memory. Both systems have accompanying software for controlling the system and for data processing. 21 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. The equipment that can be installed on the Platform is a CTD (Seabird. Total . in many layers of seawater simultaneously while the ship is sailing. SBE19) and a fluorometer (Chelsea. temperature and depth. . Minibat Miniaturized Towed Instrumentation Platform 8820 from Guildline. This unit can be provided on request. measures the absolute speed and direction of the current. j.P and DOC (dissolved organic carbon) in seawater and estuary water. i. model SVPlus. model FE 824 with 2 frequencies (50 and 200 kHz selectable HF. ¾ In consultation with the BMM – Ostend Measuring Department (chemical laboratory). Equipment for measuring the speed of sound.

On request to MUMM this device can be operated on board of the R/V Belgica to execute sediment transport studies. Lisst Laser In Situ and Transmissionmeter (LISST-100) Sequoia Scientific Inc. . 22 The BMM is the "Management of the Marine Ecosystem" department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Belgian Science Policy.k.

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