PCMSC MarFac Field Equipment and Capabilities

Science Center Objects

Learn about the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center field equipment

Photo of equipment sitting on the deck of a boat which is docked, and it's sleeting or snowing.

University of Washington's research vessel R/V Barnes is loaded with the USGS multichannel seismic system components GeoEel, Chirp, and boom plates.

Geophysical Equipment

High-Resolution Multichannel Seismic System

Chirps

Sound Sources

Streamers

A view of the side of a boat with an instrument attached to a tall, cylindrical pole bolted to it.

The SWATHplus 234 kHz interferometric bathymetry survey tool

Magnetometer

 

Bathymetry

Multibeam

Swath

Intertial Measurement Units (IMU)

 

Sediment Sampling

GOMEX box corer

Jumbo piston corer

Rossfelder vibracorer

Smith-McIntyre grab sampler

Uwitec piston-coring rig

VibeCore DW

 

Imaging/Photography

Mini BOB Sled

BOB Sled

SQUID-5

 

SCUBA Diving

MarFac Dive Team

 

A man walks on the beach wearing a yellow backpack with an antenna sticking up from it, holding a small machine

GPS-equipped backpack