Limnogeology Laboratory

 

Research Fleet

 

 

 

 

 

ETH Limnogeology

ETH Climate Geology

Eawag Sedimentology

 

 


 

Motorboat ArETHuse

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

Inflatable Boats

 

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.

 

 Video of seismic survey operation with Zodiac on Grimselsee ...

 

 


 


 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

ETH Limnogeology

ETH Climate Geology

Eawag Sedimentology