Scantrol has recently delivered a complete package of control systems to the new Swedish oceangoing research vessel R/V Svea.
The vessel is especially adapted for research and environmental monitoring in the Baltic Sea, Kattegat, Skagerak and Öresund.
The vessel’s main activity is ecosystem investigation with a focus on recurrent monitoring of fish stocks and water quality, by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Swedish Meterological and Hydrological Institute.
“More research vessels choose a combination of iSYM for the trawl and AHC systems for the different research winches. The new Belgian research vessel that is being built is another example that has invested in a complete Scantrol package for trawl and research winches,” explained Øyvind Hansen, business development manager for Fishery and Marine Research products at Scantrol.
With Scantrol AHC the vessel can do research sampling at desired water depths even if the vessel is rolling and moving in rough sea. Scantrol AHC removes the vessel’s motion from equipment deployed in the sea, enhancing the precision and data quality from subsea and sampling operations.
Scantrol has also supplied iSYM Autotrawl system for bottom and pelagic trawl sampling for R/V Svea. This system has interface to Simrad geometry sensor. Automatic control of trawl geometry improves the repeatability and precision of each haul.