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Agassiz
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Michigan Tech faculty and staff may reserve the Agassiz via the calendar on this web site. Off campus users should contact Dr. Marty Auer for details at mtauer@mtu.edu or (906) 487.2799
REQUEST PROCEDURE
http://techalive.mtu.edu/resources/agassiz/users.htm
Ships
The university operates the R/V Agassiz in support of its mission in aquatic sciences. Custom built for Michigan Tech in 2002, the 36-foot, aluminum-hulled Agassiz has a top speed of 30 mp.. The vessel features a heated pilot house with the latest in electronic navigation equipment and a cuddy cabin with marine head. Deck gear includes two oceanographic winch – davit systems. The vessel is inspected and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard and carries a full complement of safety gear. The Agassiz is operated by a licensed captain and can carry 18 passengers. Charters are available for educational and research purposes.
CONTACT
Shelle Sandell
Michigan Technological University
Vessel Operations Group, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931 - 1295, USA
906-487-2520
agassiz-reserve@mtu.edu
https://www.mtu.edu/mtuldap/web_lookup/allinfo.cgi
SPECIFICATIONS
Ship TypeResearch Vessel
Operating AreaEmbayments, islands and open waters of Lake Superior
Endurance250 miles
Crusing Speed26 knots maximum
Lab Space
Power Availability200 hp each
Berthing Space17
Deck Space
Telemetry Available
UPDATED ON
29 Mar 2010 14:38