Kongsberg Maritime was recently awarded a major contract by The German RF Forschungsschiffahrt
GmbH in Bremen. The contract is for the supply and installation of two multibeam
systems and the corresponding software, for the German research vessel METEOR.
The package includes 1 x 2 degree deep water multibeam EM 120 and a 1 x 1 degree
medium water multibeam EM 710. Both systems are operated by the Seafloor Information
Software (SIS) and are capable of displaying and logging information of the water
R/V METEOR is a 97.5 m multipurpose research vessel with the capacity for up
to 28 scientists and is operated on behalf of the government of the Federal Republic
of Germany. The vessel operates worldwide and is suitable for all marine research
disciplines, including marine geosciences, oceanography, meteorology, planctology
and marine zoology.
The third German research vessel fitted
KG R/V METEOR will be the third German research vessel fitted with a multibeam
survey suite from Kongsberg Maritime. R/V SONNE owned by RF Forschungsschiffahrt
GmbH is fitted with an EM 120 and R/V MS MERIAN which, is operated by Briese Schiffahrts
GmbH & Co. has had the EM 120 and the EM 1002 installed.