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Belgica
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Schedules can be found at http://www.mumm.ac.be/EN/Monitoring/Belgica/schedule.php
REQUEST PROCEDURE
http://www.mumm.ac.be/EN/Monitoring/Belgica/show_programmes.php
Ships
The oceanographic research ship Belgica belongs to the Belgian State and falls under the responsibility of the Belgian Science Policy. The ship and its scientific equipment are managed by MUMM, which is also responsible for planning and organising scientific campaigns at sea. The Belgian navy provides the crew and takes care of the operational aspects as well as the moorage in Zeebrugge, the Belgica's home port.
CONTACT
Ing. André Pollentier
BMM Meetdienst
3e en 23e Linieregimentplein 8400 Oostende Belgium
+ 32 (0)59 70.01.31
bmmost@mumm.ac.be
SPECIFICATIONS
Ship TypeOceanographic Research Vessel
Operating AreaNorth Sea
Endurance20 days
Crusing Speed12 knots (13.5 knots maximum)
Lab SpaceWet labs- 96 m², Dry lab- 91 m²
Power Availability1568 hp each
Berthing Space
Deck SpaceFree working deck area- 140 m²
Telemetry Available
UPDATED ON
29 Mar 2010 14:38