IMS - Turkey - INOC

Go to content

Main menu

IMS - Turkey

Research Vessels

Research Vessel "Bilim"

The Institute of Marine Sciences' main research vessel Bilim was designed as an oceanographic vessel and was launched in 1983. Steel hull, Length: 40.36 m, Beam: 9.47 m, Tonnage: 433 gross, 190 net tons, Draft: 3.80m, Speed: 11.5 knots max, 9.5 knots cruising, 1.0 knot min, Range: 6500 miles, Propulsion: MWM diesel, 820 HP, variable-pitch propeller, Schafran bridge control unit, fuel capacity 120 m3. A Global Positioning System (GPS) is used for navigation. The vessel also has conventional radar with 60 miles range. The ship has central partial air conditioning and central heating.
The R/V Bilim-2 (Bilim before 2006) has quarters for a crew of 12, and can support a scientific party of 14 for a period of about 45 days at sea.
Laboratories
9x8 m2 lab space is available on the main deck for analytical and wet labs, where chemical, and nutrient analyses are carried out. A data-collection and processing room, equipped with computers, IEEE-488 interface, A/D converters, parallel/serial interfaces, accommodating deck units of various instruments, is located adjacent to the labs. Biology, and optical labs, and small machine-shop are located below the deck.

 
Back to content | Back to main menu