On standard day trips, the maximum number of science/engineering crew is 10. The number of crew and pilots or AUV technicians will vary depending on the mission. Generally there will be five ship’s crew. Two ROV pilots will be onboard for ROV dives and/or two AUV technicians for AUV missions. For CTD missions a CTD technician will be required.
On overnight trips, the total number of passengers and crew must equal 12. Usually 5 crew members will be required, leaving 7 available bunks for ROV pilots, AUV technicians and scientists/engineers.
Two Caterpillar 3412
Bow thruster engine
Two twin disc
Two Northern Lights
Two Quincy reciprocating
Two independent redundant systems for cranes, capstan, steering
One 480 Markey Anchor Windlass
Tether management system
One McCartney MASH winch
Four fixed sea water hose stations (2 deck, 2 engine room)
1 ACR 121.5/406MHZ
One Viking 25-person
Three Icom (Ic M50Z)
One Ship Board Comms System, cw telex BTR 200 wireless
Research programs at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) encompass the entire ocean, from the surface waters to the deep seafloor, and from the coastal zone to the open sea. The need to understand the ocean in all its complexity and variability drives MBARI's research and development efforts.