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AML Kits Out GSI Research Vessels

The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) has purchased two Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) from AML Oceanographic to improve their survey operations.

GSI works in partnership with the Marine Institute of Ireland under the joint programme INFOMAR to survey the coastal and deep waters surrounding Ireland, respectively, and have committed to having all Irish waters mapped by 2026.

After experiencing the benefits of real-time, underway profiling first hand on board the Marine Institute’s MVP200-equipped vessel, Celtic Explorer, GSI decided to bring those benefits to their 16m survey catamarans RV Mallet and RV Keary to ensure on-time project completion, AML explains.

“The MVP is expected to improve productivity by over ten percent, but more importantly they will enhance safety,” explained project manager Sean Cullen.

The first of the two systems was commissioned aboard RV Mallet in November 2018, with delivery of the second MVP30-350 for RV Keary to occur in 2019.