MELOSIRA

Vessel 39

Home Port Burlington, Vermont
Institution University of Vermont
Address Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center
326 Aiken Center
Burlington, VT 05405
Contacts Richard Furbush
Tel 802 656-2696
Fax 802 656-8683
Email rfurbush@nature.snr.uvm.edu
Home Page http://www.uvm.edu/envnr/vtwater/

Length (ft.) : 45
Beam (ft.): 16
Draft (ft.): 6
Date Constructed: 1987
Speed (knots): 12
Hull type: fiberglass - modified commercial work boat
Displacement (tons): 19

Crew Size (including Captain): 2
  Science officer in crew? N
Crew provides shipboard science support? Y
Number of scientists vessel can accommodate: 25 passengers CG-certified
Vessel Field Season: From April to November
Number of Operational Days in Calendar Year 1997: 65
Cruise schedule finalized in: ongoing
Vessel time made available to outside researchers: Y ( 5 %)
Time made available on:
  a) charter/contract basis? Y
  Fee charged? ($US per day): $650 acad., $975 private
  b) "payment in kind" basis for example, time on another vessel? N
"Piggyback" sampling by outside researchers permitted when when possible? Y - limited

Navigation and Communications

Radar: Furuno 1800
Loran/GPS: Leica mx-300 DGPS w 50 mx beacon receiver
Radio: ICOM VHF m-80, Motorola UHF 16 channel
Depth Sounders: KODEN 8812 dual frequency 50/200 khz
Other: cell phone, Northstar 800 gps/Loran, Micro Mariner PC-based electronic charting system, sextant

Lift Capacity and Water/Sediment Sampling Equipment

Winches/Cranes: dual single-drum trawl winches w 2000 lb lift capacity, hydraulic A-frame over stern, 2000 lb capacity
CTD's/BT's: SEABIRD Seacat 19 CTD
Niskin Bottles: 2 L Niskin, Wildco beta bottles
Corers: 24 ft piston corer, 3 ft gravity corer
Grabs: std. and mini- Ponar Petersen, Ekman
Other:

Lab Space (sq. ft.): 80

Lab Equipment

Electrical Power: 120 VAC, 3.5 KW Genset
Water Supplies:
Refrigerators/Freezers: portable 6 cu ft freezer
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pH meters:
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Conductivity: YSI S-C-T
Other: Secchi disc, bucket thermometer

Fish and Plankton Sampling Gear

Trawl Net(s): 24 and 40 ft 3/1 bottom trawls 16 and 45 ft 4 panel midwater trawl
Plankton Nets: 202 and 560 u , 0.5 m diameter
Other: Miller hi speed samplers, 2.5 m Tucker trawl

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