Each vessel is equipped with a suite of scientific instrumentation and equipment. Some equipment can only be used on a particular vessel while other equipment (e.g. MOCNESS) can be shared between vessels. To get a better idea of the instrumentation and equipment available within the US Academic Research Fleet, visit the following webpage:
There are also other facilities of equipment and services that are available to assist your science – coring support, pooled vans and winches, data support and more. Some of these facilities are billed through the vessel operator while some go through the science grant. Some of the facilities need to be reserved very early in the planning process. If you hope to use a facility, it is important to contact the facility point of contact during the science proposal writing stage to understand the facility and its limitations, whether it is available, and any fees associated with its use.