Facilities and equipment

Dimensions and capacities

  • 14 persons, including crew, can attend expeditions with a duration of up to 10 days and nights
  • Cruise speed: approx. 9 knot
  • Max. speed: approx. 11 knot
  • Length in total: 28 m
  • Width: 8.5 m
  • Draught: 2.75 m
  • Area of afterdeck: 75 m2
  • Area of weblab: 24 m2
  • Area of drylab: 16 m2
  • Area af messroom/teaching room: 30 m2

Engines and machinery

  • Principal machines: 2 Scania DI13 368 kW
  • Generator: Scania 368 kW
  • Generator: SISU 60 kW
  • Bowthruster: 150 kW
  • 2 propellers and asynchronous rudders
  • EMRI DP0 Dynamic positioning

Fastened winches and deck equipment

  • NA-boom with 5 metres clearance and 5 t SWL (Safe Working Load)
  • Crane with 1500 kg at 8 metres jib and 1190 kg at 11 metres
  • CTD winch in wetlab – 100 metres 8.2 mm wire with 6 conductors
  • CTD winch in steering gear compartment – 800 metres 12 mm cable. SWL approx. 800 kg.
  • 2 working winches on A-boom – 200 metres 8 mm wire. SWL approx. 900 kg.
  • Multi-purpose winch in steering gear compartment – 2000 metres Ø12 mm DyneemaOne. SWL 2300 kg
  • Crane winch – 50 metres 12 mm wire. SWL 2300 kg
  • Wireless control of A-boom, crane and winch.
  • Afterdeck and wetlab covered by 0.5 X 0.5 metre bolt grid for fastening of equipment and g 20’-containers (see drawing).
  • Protected observation platform on wheelhouse ceiling 8 metres above waterline.
  • Stern tube for intake of saltwater for e.g. ferry box and experiments.
  • Vacuum and air pressure.
  • Air intake in mast top for diving compressor.
  • CTD-boom for release of CTD/plankton directly from the wetlab.

Fastened acoustic equipment

  • Applanix POSMV320 survey navigation solution and Navipac
  • Reson SEABAT 7125 high-soluble multibeam echo sounder, depth 0.5-500 m
  • Reson SVP70 Sound velocity profiler
  • Innomar SES2000 sub-bottom profiler
  • RDI Workhorse Mariner ADCP
  • SCANMAR trawl monitoring system

See the complete equipment list of AURORA in pdf

For further information about the vessel's design, equipment and use, please contact skipper Torben Vang, torben.vang@bios.au.dk