The flagship of the Limnogeology Laboratory was christened in spring 2003 in the Limmat at the outflow of Lake Zčrich. The 7.5 m long Tarfish700 boat was manufactured in Finland by the TARGA-BotnaMarine shipyard. Propelled by a double helix 150HP Volvo inboard diesel engine, equipped witha fully walk-around multi-door cabin and an electric winch with coring frame, it is the ideal vessel for short core and seismic survey operations.
A series of inflatable boats serve as mobile survey vessels when working in medium-sized to small lakes. The largest of them, a Zodiac Marc III, offers a fully mobile system for short coring and high-resolution seismic surveying campaigns. Together with the inflatable catamaran holding the pinger seismic source, this setup developped by ourselves represents an efficient light-weight 3.5 kHz seismic survey system allowing for full digital data recording incl. real time data printing.
Coring Platform HELVETIA
The Austrian-built Uwitec-Niederreiter coring platform HELVETIA was christened in the Seeli in Seelisberg, the heart of the Swiss Confederation in 2001. The 3 x 4 m large platform floats on four inflatable tubes, has a large moonpool, a tripod with three winches and can be propelled by an outboard engine. The entire system, including the percussion piston coring system, fits on a trailor. It is co-owned by the EAWAG Lakesediment Research Group.
XL-Coring Platform ARARAT
A new Kullenberg XL-Coring Platform will be christened on November 9th 2004. It consist of 4 inflatable tubes (10 m long) that are covered with an elevated 5 x 8 m coring platform holding crew, equipment and the 8 m high coring tower. Check the announcement, a photo with Kebab and a movie of the christening.
Eawag Kastanienbaum also hosts several research boats available on Lake Lucerne