Schedule

Details Duration (days)

Leg 1, Feb 14–Mar 06
Microbial studies

20
Leg 2, Mar 09–Mar 17
Microbial studies
8
Leg 3, Mar 20–Apr 05
Hydrography and Plankton Surveys
16
Leg 4, Apr 08–Apr 22
Mesopelagic Fish and Brine Pool Acoustics
14
Leg 5, Apr 25–May 04
Cold Seep Studies
9
Leg 6, May 07–May 28
Deep Sea Corals
21
Total days at sea 88

Vessel

R/V Aegaeo

R/V Aegaeo

The R/V Aegaeo is a Greek research vessel operated by the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR). Built in 1985 at Chalkis shipyard, the vessel was enlarged and refitted from 1996 - 1997 and now comprises a completely modernized floating laboratory and state-of-the-art equipment, necessary for progressive oceanographic and deep-sea research.

Basic Specifications

  • Length: 62 m
  • Max speed: 12.5 knots
  • Max cruising range: 20 days
  • On board staff: Crew 22
  • Scientific personnel: 21
  • Class: +H 100 A1
  • LBP: 55.87
  • Max breath: 9.60 m
  • Summer draught: 2.9 m
  • Gross tonnage: 778 REG. TON
  • Net tonnage: 233 REG. TON
  • Consumption: (Diesel oil per day at 13.5 knots) 6 tons
  • Diesel oil capacity: 80 tons
  • Scientific Laboratories:
    • General Laboratories (Chemistry/ Biology) 29 sq.m.
    • Wet Laboratory 10 sq.m
    • Primary Productive Laboratory 6 sq.m
    • CTD and Geological Acoustics survey room 32 sq.m
    • Swath-Bathymetry (Multi-Beam) Laboratory 6 sq.m
    • Container converted to clean room (for dissolved trace element analysis) 12 sq.m
    • Computer Laboratory 6 sq.m