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Research vessel Oscar von Sydow at the Kristineberg quay
Research vessel Oscar von Sydow
Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvist

Ships

There are two research vessels used at Kristineberg, as well as several smaller boats.

R/V Oscar von Sydow

The research vessel Oscar von Sydow, length 12 metres, is equipped for marine research and education during day-trips in inshore waters. The trained and experienced crew is familiar with handling and deploying scientific equipment, and with local conditions. During sampling Oscar von Sydow can take 15 persons on board.

Ship data
Built by: A/S Fjellstrand Aluminium Yachts, Norway, 1976Owner: University of Gothenburg, since 2008
Namned after: Oscar von Sydow (1873-1936), governor of Göteborgs och Bohus län 1917-1934.

In 1976 the ship was paid for thanks to a grant from ”Mary von Sydows, född Wijk, Donationsfond”. Mary von Sydow was married to Oscar von Sydow.

Dimensions
Length: 12.0 m
Width: 3.6 m
Draft (draught): 1.8 m
Freeboard, working deck: 0.57 m
Main engine: Volvo Penta D6 137 HP
Generator (auxiliaryengine): Volvo Penta, 220 V AC (12kVA)

Performance
Speed: 9.0 knots
Range: Sea area D (maximum 6 NM from place of refuge) and Sea area E (wave lee)
Maximum time at sea: 1 day

Navigation
Navigational software: Transas Navisailor 3000 ECS-i
Echo sounder: Suzuki colorsounder ES-670

Capacity and working space
Gross register tonnage: 14 GRT
Fuel: 1.0 m3
Free working deck area: 11m2

Crew and passengers
Crew: 2
Scientists/students, incl teachers: 15 within Sea area D and E, fewer if large/heavy equipment is used; 20 during transport within Sea area E
Certificate: Passenger Ship Safety Certificate in Sea area D and E.

Scientific equipment
Deck lifting equipment: fixed A-frame,beam and davit
Winches: hydraulic 1 ton trawl winch with 400 m of wire; hydraulic winch for CTD, water samplers etc, with 130 mof wire

Contact
Telephone: +46 31786 95 15
Call signal VHF: SFC4766

Ship layout
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R/V Alice

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R/V Alice

The research vessel Alice, length 12 metres, is equipped for physical, chemical and biological sampling during day-trips in inshore waters. The trained and experienced crew is familiar with handling and deploying scientific equipment, and with local conditions. During sampling Alice can take 8 persons on board.

Ship data
Built by: Strömstads Plåt & Marin AB, 2000
Owner: University of Gothenburg, since 2000
Namned after: Alice Wallenberg, nee Nickelsen (1858-1956), who together with her husband and banker Knut Wallenberg created Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. It paid for the vessel through a grant to the scientist Anders Stigebrandt.

Dimensions
Length: 12 m
Width: 4 m
Draft (draught): 1.5 m
Freeboard, working deck: 0.7 m
Main engine: Cummins 6 CTA 450 HP

Performance
Speed: 8 knots
Range: Sea area D (maximum 6 NM from place of refuge)
Maximum time at sea: 12 hours

Navigation
Navigational software: Transas Navisailor 4000 ECS-i
Echo sounder: Simrad G0XSE

Capacity and working space
Gross register tonnage: 3.9 GRT
Fuel: 1.0 m3
Free working deck area: 6 m2

Crew and passengers
Crew: 2
Scientists/students, incl teachers: 8 within Sea area D
Certificate: Passenger Ship Safety Certificate in Sea area D.

Scientific equipment
Crane: HIAB 013T. Maximum lift 998 kg. Maximum reach 4.2 metres, 275 kg.
Deck lifting equipment: moveable A-frame for 400 kg maximum lift
Winches: hydraulic trawl winch with 100 mof wire
Instrument on board: CTD (Sea-Bird 19 plus V2 200 kHz). Rosette water sampler (SBE 55, 6 bottles). ADCP (RDI Ocean Surveyor; 600kHz).

Contact
Telephone: +46 31786 95 04
Call signal VHF: SFC6960

Equipment

The ships have a wide selection of instruments and sampling equipment both for open water and sediment, including plankton nets, dredges, CTD, rosette water sampler, multiple corer, piston corer, box corer, scanfishetc.

We also have field equipment used in shallow waters and from land, as well as from smaller boats.

Smaller boats

At Kristineberg there are several smaller boats with outboard engines.