Nathaniel B. Palmer

Vessel Information
TypeIce Breaker
OperatorUnited States Antarctic Program
FlagUSA
MMSI366610000
Sonar System InformationKongsberg EM122
(12 kHz)
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Technical Reports

  • 2014 Nathaniel B. Palmer Sea Acceptance Report

    Cruise ID: NBP1405 Multibeam System: EM122 Dates: June 14-19, 2014 TThe Kongsberg Maritime (KM) EM120 multibeam echosounder (MBES) aboard the RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer (NBP), installed in 2002, recently received two upgrades through the installation of a KM Seapath 330 position and attitude sensor (November, 2013) and replacement of the original EM120 transceiver with an […]

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  • 2015 Nathaniel B. Palmer Sea Acceptance Report

    Cruise ID: NBP1505 Multibeam System: EM122 Dates: June 10-15 2015 The research vessel icebreaker (RVIB) Nathaniel B. Palmer (NBP) undertook cruise NBP1505 in the vicinity of the continental shelf break between Talcahuano and Puerto Montt, Chile, from June 10-15, 2015 (Fig. 1) in order to assess performance of the vessel’s 12-kHz multibeam echosounder (MBES). The […]

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