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Security Information

Basic safety instruction was provided during the mandatory lecture. In cases of emergency, please ring 0421-2003161. This is my (Vikram Unnithan) office telephone number which is forwarded to my mobile. Please note that we might be out of mobile phone range. The call sign of the Heincke is DBCK. Contact the Bremerhaven or Helgoland coast guard in case of emergency.

This information will be updated as soon as possible.

LaTeX final report template

Please read and follow the following instructions:

  • Download the template and supplementary files from Teamwork
  • Have a look at the 2010 Excursion report
  • Rename the template to Heincke-report-xyz.tex where xyz is your name
  • Edit the above renamed file with your text and contribution to the report
  • Once you have finished with the report, upload it to the file share (samba, smb) on server Challenger (
  • Give the images and figures a logical name eg. Heincke-report-xyz-figure1; where xyz is your name
  • Upload the images and figures to

The LaTeX template package is available as a zipped file
For additional help with LaTeX and the template, please read the attached instruction and LaTeX quick guide
An example of a typical cruise report is attached and can be found here

Background literature


  • Station Lists (used for CTD, SVP, multinet, plankton net, box core, push core etc) (Template .xls)
  • Sample Templates (Template .doc)
  • Line Lists (used for multibeam, echosounders, ADCP, sidescan, magnetometer etc)
    • MB
    • SES
    • Generic Line

Equipment and instruments

  • ADCP
  • CTD
  • Fisheries Echosounder
  • SVP
  • Multibeam - EM710 specifications see attached 164939ad_em710_product_specification.pdf
  • Parametric Echosounder
  • Magnetometer
  • Sidescan Sonar
  • Plankton Net
  • Box Core
  • Push Core
  • ROV (question)

Software available on board

  • SES acquisition and processing software
  • EM710 mulibeam acquisition and processing software
  • ADCP
  • CTD
  • SVP
  • Fledermaus - link to IVS pages
  • MB-System - Link to mbsystem webpages
  • GMT
  • OFOP
  • ArcGIS
  • Magnetometer software
  • Sidescan acquisition software

Equipment Checklist

The link to the checklist for 2011 is here

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