The Science Cruise Planning Guide provides a more in-depth description of the ship's science systems and capabilities. The information is provided to assist the scientific community in planning their research and experiments. View the cruise planning overview on Icefloe.net.
For further shipboard scientific support information, please contact HEALY's Marine Science Officer (MSO).
Below are current policies related to civilian personnel embarking on HEALY. Please direct any questions to HEALY's Executive Officer.
Berthing Policy: HEALY's shipboard policy for the management of berthing assignments for embarked science parties and non-science party participants.
Medical Screening for Embarking Civilian Personnel: HEALY's shipboard policy providing guidance regarding medical screening of civilians deploying on HEALY.
Civilian Medical Screen Form: Form required to be completed by embarking civilian personnel in accordance with HEALY's Medical Screen policy.
On-Ice Operations: HEALY's process for the evaluation and continuous re-assessment of risks for on-ice operations.
USCGC HEALY has permanent accommodations for 138 persons. All berthing spaces are located above the main deck.
Accommodations are provided for:
Conference Room (science)
Lounge (science, officers, chiefs, first class petty officers, and crew)
Gym (weight lifting and cardio)
Science Wet Lab 390 sq ft
Main Science Lab 1233 sq ft
Science Staging Area - Aft 300 sq ft
Science Staging Area - Starboard 325 sq ft
Science Dry Assembly Area 153 sq ft.
Biological/Chemical Analysis Lab 310 sq ft
Science Freezer 130 sq ft
Science Refrigerator 130 sq ft
Electronics/Computer Lab 582 sq ft
Photography Lab 105 sq ft
Future Science Lab 546 sq ft
Meteorological Lab 124 sq ft
Climate Control Chambers (2) 206 sq ft
Labs and Climate Control Chambers provided with deck sockets, Unistrut System, and clean electrical power.
Two oceanographic winches, capable of handling 10,000 meters of 3/8" wire, 12,000 meters of 0.322" electro-mechanical cable;
Two double drum trawl/core winches, capable of handling 12,000 meters of 0.680" electro-mechanical cable, or 14,000 meters of 9/16" wire.
Open Working Decks
Forward - 500 sq ft, Aft - 3,000 sq ft, Starboard Aft - 600 sq ft.
Staging Areas for Science Operations
Starboard staging area provided with a bridge crane & hoist, roller door access weather deck, direct access to wet lab, science conning station and holds. Aft staging area for fantail work.
Science Data Network - dual fiber-optic network with 120 Ethernet ports throughout the science spaces for real-time data transfer, provided with processors, plotters, printers, GPS master clock, installed workstations.
Bathymetric Survey Systems Include:
Echo Sound Processor and Depth Digitizer
Kongsberg Bottom Mapping Sonar
XBT Data Acquisition Unit
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
Knudsen 320 B/R Sub Bottom Profiler
Five hydraulically operated cranes, providing nearly 100% coverage of working decks (with exception of forward van locations on boat decks).
Two A-Frames located on working decks aft and starboard.
Six standard ISO vans with service hookups (including electrical, HVAC, air, science data network, and uncontaminated seawater)
Core Handling Brackets
Coring will be handled from both the starboard side (up to 90 feet) and directly off the stern (length of cores unknown at this time)
Transducer Well & Dedicated Science Sea-chest
Science Freezer and Refrigerator
Two Climate Control Chambers
Three cargo holds providing a total of 20,000 cu ft, with storage systems and serviced by a dedicated science hoist.
Bow Boom & Tower Sampling Systems
The bow boom can extend approximately 15 feet forward of the ship's bow, and when erected, the bow tower is approximately 60 feet above water line. Requests for this gear must be specified during mission planning phase.
Containing high pressure air compressor and storage for dive equipment. Required diver operations must be specified during mission planning phase.
Quiet Ship Operations
Control of radiated noise for underwater acoustics work and operation of underwater systems