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Akademik Nikolaj Strakhov
The vessel was built in 1985 by the Finnish ship building company Hollming to investigate geophysical fields of the ocean and geological structure of the ocean floor. Its major and auxiliary equipment allows sampling bed rocks and bottom sediments, carrying out bathymetric survey of the ocean floor with the use of multibeam echo sounder, conducting single-channel seismic and magnetic profiling, as well as heat flow measurements. The vessel is equipped with navigation devices: radars, logs, echo sounders, gyrocompasses, which conform to latest requirements and possess updated communication systems, including a set of GMDSS devices. Akademik Nikolaj Strakhov participated in 22 legs on national and international projects. In addition to Russian researchers, scientists from the USA, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil took part in those cruises. In 1998-2000, the vessel conducted research on the contract with the Italian company "Elettra" which is engaged in laying underwater cables. The research and technical staff of the Geological Institute, specialized in marine research, involves specialists in geophysics, geology, geomorphology, engineering, computors, mapping. This team is engaged in exploring the ocean floor in the central and southern Atlantics. Beneficial combination of the vessel efficiency, high professional skills of the scientific staff, and access to unique research equipment, makes possible the use of the r/v Akademik Nikolaj Strakhov for geophysical, engineering geology, and ecological survey, both on shelf and in open sea at any point of the World Ocean.
Skolotnev Sergey Gennadievich
Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
(+7)(095) 230-81-52, 230-81-49
Ship TypeResearch Vessel
Operating AreaWorldwide
Endurance70 Day
Crusing Speed12 knots (14.8 knots maximum)
Lab SpaceWet labs- 5 m², Dry lab- 80 m²
Power Availability3500 bhp each
Berthing Space30
Deck SpaceFree working deck area- 50 m²
Telemetry AvailableThe vessel is supplied with a local computer system that ensures acquisition of information from navigation devices and different kinds of research equipment and its subsequent processing; the system also provides access to line-operated computers, scanne
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