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VHF Radio Call Sign:
WDE4414
Iridium phone cockpit:
00 - 88 1677 72 7018
Iridium spare 1:
00 - 88 1621 41 8079
Iridium spare 2:
00 - 88 1621 44 3804
Emergency Beacon:
ID: ADE90 05931 C34D
Handheld Emergency Beacon:
ID: LC 4652
Hovercraft registered in Delaware, US:
DL 1519 AB

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1.  Software


There are three laptops on board, named HC-1, HC-2, HC-3.

Primary roles:

  • HC-2: Reflection seismic data collection (Geometrics GEODE) / GUNCO control
  • HC-3: Data acquisition from seismic profiling and chirp sonar / echo sounders.
  • Front of vessel:
    • Track plotter
    • Track Logging (using Python program)
    • Camera display (which is web based, so any computer on vessel network wil do)



2.  Operating system


  • Windows XP SP3
  • Unix/Linux available through CygWin



3.  Mapping


3.1  Programs

Name Home page Installed on HC- Version Comments
Global Mapper http://www.globalmapper.com/ 1,2,3 9.0 -
Generic Mapping Tools http://gmt.soest.hawaii.edu/ 1,2,3 4.3.1 Runs under CygWin
Google Earth http://earth.google.com 1,2,3 - Probably requires internet access

3.2  GMT for Windows

Get from http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/gmt/gmt/gmt_windows.html :

After install, ensure that PATH is updated (Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Environment Variables -> System varables -> PATH.

3.3  Data sets

Get and unpack IBCAO dataset:



4.  Geophysical




5.  Programming languages, modules


Name Home page Installed on HC- Version Comments
Python Link 1,2,3 2.6.6 General purpose programming language.
"win32all" extensions Link 1,2,3 x Module needed for PySerial (to control PC serial ports).
PySerial Link 1,2,3 x Control PC serial ports from Python programs. Used by Seismic Profiling equipment.



6.  Office


Name Home page Installed on HC- Version Comments
Word - 2,3 Word 2007 -
Excel - 2,3 Word 2007 Incl. data analysis tools



7.  Utility software


Category Name Home page Installed on HC- Version Comments
Editor for software development Notepad ++ Link 1,2,3 5.9.2 Superb programming editor!
Editor for software development Programmer's Notepad 2 Link 1,2,3 2.0.8 Nice
Serial terminal program Tera Term Pro Link 1,2,3 4.58 -
Handle GZIP files on WinXP machines 7-Zip Link - 4.57 -
Network protocol analyzer Wireshark Link 1,2,3 1.0.0 Useful aid in solving network related problems.
Screen / window capture SnagIt Link 1,2,3 4.3.5 Can also do some basic image manipulation.


7.1  For mapping application:



8.  Runner-ups



Any suggestions or tips are welcome in order to improve SABVABAA's research facilities.
Please contact ole.meyer at geo.uib.no

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