Facilities

The National Oceanography Centre provides outstanding facilities for the training and demonstration sessions giving visitors the perfect environment to see the latest technology and services first hand:

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Vessels

RV Callista

The catamaran RV Callista is the new 19.75m (approx 65 ft) research vessel. With a capacity for up to 30 passengers, a robust ‘A’ frame mounted on the stern, she is capable of deploying equipment weighing 3 tonnes. The catamaran has a working deck aft, a wet lab amidships and a dry lab forward.
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Bill Conway

The Bill Conway is a 11.74m (approx. 38.5ft) vessel with the capacity for 12 passengers. Fully equipped with lifting and wire handling facilities.
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Vessels Alongside

Some exhibitors choose to bring their own vessels to Ocean Business. They are moored on temporary pontoons that join onto the permanent NOC pontoons. Visitors can sign up for a visit to these vessels by going to the exhibitor’s stand onsite.  Any exhibitors who are interested in bringing their own vessel to Ocean Business should contact Cheri Arvonio at [email protected]

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Dockside Area

The dockside demo area is located within the dockside exhibit hall on the dock edge. There will be a small outside area where exhibitors can lower their equipment into the water. Visitors to the dockside session will be housed within a glass lined structure so that they can watch the demonstrations in comfort. No visitors are permitted into the launch area and buoyancy aids MUST be worn at all times by exhibitors when operating equipment.  Any exhibitor wishing to launch equipment from the pontoon must arrange this in advance with the organisers.
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Test Tank

Located in an adjacent room to the exhibit hall, the test tank is 4m x 5m (approx. 13ft x 16.5ft) with a depth of 3.9m (approx. 9.5ft). It comes equipped with an overhead Gantry Lift and 220v mains. Tables, chairs and electrical sockets are provided.
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Classrooms

A range of classrooms are available – accommodating from 16 to 112 people.  They are all fully equipped with data projectors, screens, tables and chairs. The session host must provide all other equipment.
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If you have any queries regarding any of the facilities then please email Cheri Arvonio at [email protected]

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