Location: North American Great Lakes
Faculty member in charge of instrument: Richard D. Ricketts; 218-726-7826; firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of instrument and special capabilities: 87’ research vessel that can be used for single-day (15 scientists maximum capacity) or multi-day (6 scientists maximum capacity) cruises on Lake Superior and the other North American Great Lakes.
*CTD/Carousel water sampler (CTD also has fluorometer, transmissometer, PAR sensor, pH sensor, D.O. sensor and altimeter and the water sampler has 12 8-liter bottle capacity.
*Triaxus- towed underwater CTD package and Optical Plankton Counter (Triaxus CTD also has a D.O. sensor, transmissometer and fluorometer).
*60’ Stauffer Midwater Trawl with trawl sonar
*RDI Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, 150 kHz
*Ocean Instruments Multi-Corer
*Benthos gravity corer
*Geopulse System (1-3 kHz)
*Edgetech Side Scan/ CHIRP system
*Knudsen 28kHz Echosounder
*Bolt airguns with 1, 5, 10 and 40" chambers
*Reson Multibeam Sonar
*Radioisotope van with Beckman LS 6500 Liquid Scintillation Counter
User charges: $6,500/day for federally funded projects, $5,556/day for state funded projects
Other useful information: Contact Richard Ricketts for scheduling information. The Blue Heron’s web page contains additional information.