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Science Planning

The Science Cruise Planning Guide provides a more in-depth description of the ship's science systems and capabilities. The information is provided to assist the scientific community in planning their research and experiments. View the cruise planning overview on Icefloe.net.

For further shipboard scientific support information, please contact HEALY's Marine Science Officer (MSO).

Accomodations

USCGC HEALY has permanent accommodations for 138 persons. All berthing spaces are located above the main deck.

Accommodations are provided for:

Officer/CPO 33
Scientist 35
Enlisted 54
Surge 15

Habitability

Library
Conference Room (science)
Lounge (science, officers, chiefs, first class petty officers, and crew)
Messing Facility
Laundry
Gym (weight lifting and cardio)
Ship's Store
Medical Facility

Science Systems

Labs

Science Wet Lab 390 sq ft
Main Science Lab 1233 sq ft
Science Staging Area - Aft 300 sq ft
Science Staging Area - Starboard 325 sq ft
Science Dry Assembly Area 153 sq ft.
Biological/Chemical Analysis Lab 310 sq ft
Science Freezer 130 sq ft
Science Refrigerator 130 sq ft
Electronics/Computer Lab 582 sq ft
Photography Lab 105 sq ft
Future Science Lab 546 sq ft
Meteorological Lab 124 sq ft
Climate Control Chambers (2) 206 sq ft

Labs and Climate Control Chambers provided with deck sockets, Unistrut System, and clean electrical power.

Winches

Two oceanographic winches, capable of handling 10,000 meters of 3/8" wire, 12,000 meters of 0.322" electro-mechanical cable, or 14,000 meters of 1/4" wire;
Two double drum trawl/core winches, capable of handling 10,000 meters of 3/4" wire, 12,000 meters of 0.680" electro-mechanical cable, or 14,000 meters of 9/16" wire.

Open Working Decks

Forward - 500 sq ft, Aft - 3,000 sq ft, Starboard Aft - 600 sq ft.

Staging Areas for Science Operations

Starboard staging area provided with a bridge crane & hoist, roller door access weather deck, direct access to wet lab, science conning station and holds. Aft staging area for fantail work and on-deck snowmobile stowage (when provided by science party).

Electronics

Science Data Network - dual fiber-optic network with 120 Ethernet ports throughout the science spaces for real-time data transfer, provided with processors, plotters, printers, GPS master clock, installed workstations.

Bathymetric Survey Systems Include:

Echo Sound Processor and Depth Digitizer
Kongsberg Bottom Mapping Sonar
XBT Data Acquisition Unit
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
Knudsen 320 B/R Sub Bottom Profiler

Cranes

Five hydraulically operated cranes, providing nearly 100% coverage of working decks (with exception of forward van locations on boat decks).

A-Frame

Two A-Frames located on working decks aft and starboard.

Vans

Eight standard ISO vans with service hookups (including electrical, HVAC, air, science data network, and uncontaminated seawater), two 40' vans for storage (when LCVP not embarked)

Core Handling Brackets

Coring will be handled from both the starboard side (up to 90 feet) and directly off the stern (length of cores unknown at this time)

Transducer Well & Dedicated Science Sea-chest

Science Freezer and Refrigerator

Two Climate Control Chambers

Cargo Hold

Three cargo holds providing a total of 20,000 cu ft, with storage systems and serviced by a dedicated science hoist.

Bow Boom & Tower Sampling Systems

The bow boom can extend approximately 15 feet forward of the ship's bow, and when erected, the bow tower is approximately 60 feet above water line.

Dive Locker

Containing high pressure air compressor and storage for dive equipment. Required diver operations must be specified during mission planning phase.

Quiet Ship Operations

Control of radiated noise for underwater acoustics work and operation of underwater systems

Last Modified 9/19/2013