Ships → R/V Sander

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Name: R/V Sander
Captain: Kennedy, Greg
Length: 25.9 feet
Beam: 8.5 feet
Draft: 2.25 feet
Speed: 40 knots
Displacement: 2.46 tons
Hull: Aluminum, Deep-V planing; self-bailing
Year: 2011

Comments:

Center console, Hard-Top; Range:  Approximately 200 mi  (150 gallon tank)

Vessel used by the USGS for near-shore, open water, and connecting channel fisheries research on the Great Lakes.  Primary uses include larval fish drift, fish egg deposition, various limnological sampling, research diving, ADCP sampling, AUV support, underwater video surveys, side/scan sonar applications, and multi-beam surveys.

Photo Credit: Holland Sentinal - USGS

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Crew Size ( inc. Captain ): 4
Number of Scientists Vessel can Accommodate: 2
Field Season: March - December
Operation Days / Year: 100 days/yr
Schedule Finalized in: N/A

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Science Officer in Crew?:
Crew Provides Onboard Science Support?:
Payment In Kind? Time on Another Ship?
Fuel as a type of "Payment in Kind"?
Needed Equipment as a type of "Payment In Kind"?
"Piggyback" Research Permitted When Possible?
Encourage Crosstraining other Agencies with Vessel and Crew?
Vessel made available to outside Researchers?

Outside Research Payment: N/A
Electrical Power: 2, 12 volt power connectors
Water Supplies: raw water washdown pump w/hose
Refrigerators / Freezers: none
Incubators / Water Baths: none
Vacuum Pumps: none
P.H. Meters: Supplied by GLSC
D.O. Meters: Supplied by GLSC
Conductivity: Supplied by GLSC
Lab Space: n/a
Other:
Radar: yes
GPS: yes
Radio: yes
Depth Sounders: Side-scanning
Other:
Winches / Cranes: 3 davit mounts, manual crank, 250 lb capacity
CTD`s BT`s: Supplied by GLSC
Niskin Bottles: Supplied by GLSC
Corers: Supplied by GLSC
Grabs: Supplied by GLSC
Other:
Trawl Nets: none
Plankton Nets: 0.5 m paired bongo nets (500um)
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Institution Required Certification:
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Home Port: Other
Home Port Lake:
Institution: Great Lakes Science Center USGS/BRD
Contact Name: Gregory W Kennedy
Address: 1451 Green Rd.
City: Ann Arbor
State / Province: MI
Country: United States
Postal / Zip Code: 48105
Phone: 734-545-6257
Fax: 734-994-8780
Email: gkennedy@usgs.gov
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