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Research Vessel B/O García del Cid

Description The B/O García del Cid is a 37.2 m long multipurpose research ship from CSIC (Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) which carries out a wide variety of scientific cruises (physical oceanography, fisheries, marine biology, marine geology and geophysics). It is operated for science by the UTM-CSIC .The ship is equipped with specific equipment like acoustic instrumentation (multibeam echo sounder, biological and hydrographic echo sounders, acoustic current Doppler profiler, etc.), seabed sampling instruments (multicorer, dredges, etc.), water column sampling and analysis devices (CTDs, towed vehicles, radiometers, plankton recorders, multi-net sampling systems, expendable probes acquisition system, etc.), fisheries equipment (pelagic nets), meteorological sensors, some geophysical instrumentation and internet link to transfer data to the on-shore institutions. The ship can be easily adapted to use submersibles and large towed vehicles. It is integrated in the EUROFLEETS Alliance of European Research Fleets.
URL http://www.utm.csic.es/garciadelcid.asp?switchlang=2
Status Operational since 1979
Scientific Domains Environmental Sciences
Biological and Medical Sciences
RI Categorization Research Facilities
Location Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37-49, Barcelona, 08003, Catalonia, Spain
MERIL URL http://portal.meril.eu/meril/view/facilitys/14997