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Vessel Operations :: R/V Cape Fear :: Equipment

The R/V Cape Fear can be equipped with the following:

CTD Profilers (2)

  • Seabird Electronics SBE-25 with SBE-33 Deck Unit and SBE-32 Water Carousel
  • Seabird Electronics SBE-19plus
  • Auxiliary CTD sensors: Dissolved Oxygen, pH (2), Light Transmission, PAR, chlorophyll a fluorescence, Turbidity

Oceanographic Winch

  • SeaMac 302 EHS with IEC-BXU Slip-Rings (8 conductor)
  • Maximum capacity: 1250' of 0.355"cable


  • Seabird SBE-21
  • Auxiliary sensors: chlorophyll a fluorescence, light transmission

Side Scan Sonar

  • Edgetech DF-1000 Digital Dual Frequency Towfish (100/400 kHz)
  • Humminbird 1198c SI Dual Frequency hull-mounted transducers or towfish (455/800 kHz)

Sub-Bottom Profiler

  • GeoAcoustics Boomer plate with solid state power supply
  • GeoAcoustics hydrophone

Survey Data Acquisition PC

  • Intel Core 2 Duo @2.93 Ghz (3.24 GB RAM) running Windows XP
  • RAID 5 hard drive configuration with 500 GB storage
  • Triton ISIS v for Edgetech DF-1000 side scan sonar
  • Triton SB-Logger for GeoAcoustics sub bottom profiler

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