Maritime logistics



Meriaura deck cargo carriers equipped with mobile research facilities

Open deck cargo carriers 'Meri' and 'Aura' have been equipped with SYKE'S mobile, container based research facilities. The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute SMHI are performing marine research with the vessels while the research vessel Aranda is under conversion.

CTD sampling on Meri, photo by Panu Hänninen
Sampling on m/v Meri, photo Panu Hänninen

The contract consists of several expeditions, which requires efficient mobilization and demobilization of the research equipment on board. Two vessels included in the contract provides flexibility and reliability to the client, as the time frame for the measurement periods are tight. Furthermore, Meri and Aura's dynamic position systems will be utilized in the sampling periods. Both vessels are ice classed, enabling research also during the winter time. Additional accommodation capacity is required on board the vessel during the research expeditions, and therefore Meriaura installed mobile accommodation units on board the vessel.

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