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SERF - Survey Vessel


 

The Shoreline Environmental Research Facility maintains and operates a 24-foot (27’ LOA) Lafitte Skiff to survey coastal inland waters.  The vessel is “trailerable” for rapid deployments to distant sites along the coast. Onboard equipment includes 8KW/120 V/60 Hz marine generator, air conditioned cabin, rigging for towing submersible instrument packages with Acrobat Tow System (see below), acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP), GPS, and multi-frequency depth sounder.   This vessel is used to track dispersed oil plumes as well as other environmental events (eg., red tide blooms).

 

Starboard view of Lafitte Skiff

Stern view of Lafitte Skiff

 

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Last Updated on November 4, 2005

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