UNOLS Equipment Pools
Guidelines for Use of Non-UNOLS Facilities and Equipment
by the National Science Foundation Division of Ocean Sciences Facilities
The purpose of the UNOLS Equipment Pools is to improve the management, maintenance, and reliability of scientific equipment available aboard the
UNOLS Research Fleet. The following is a list of UNOLS Equipment Pools and a link to each pool’s website for more information.
US National Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP)
The OBSIP’s purpose is to support research that furthers understanding of marine geology, seismology and geodynamics
NSF/UNOLS Van Pools
Vans are portable laboratories that can support a wide range of
scientific operations at sea
NSF/UNOLS Winch Pools
The NSF/UNOLS Winch Pool is a source of temporary, portable winches for the
UNOLS research fleet of ships
NSF/UNOLS Wire Pool
The NSF/UNOLS Wire Pool is a source of wire rope and electro-mechanical cable that can be accessed by the operators of UNOLS research vessels.