In addition to the research vessels, marine science institutions in Germany operate a range of sophisticated large equipment that may be used by individuals from other institutions by arrangement with the operators. In order to calculate the costs arising from use of the equipment, the operators have established flat rate charges together with the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF):
Further information on how and to what extent these costs may be considered in a cruise proposal is contained in the Guidelines. Confirmation of the basic availability of a large facility must be furnished when submitting an application for a cruise.
|AUV SEAL 5000||MARUM, University of Bremen|
|AUV ABYSS||GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel|
|AUV PAUL||AWI, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven|
|CMOVE||MARUM, University of Bremen|
|Research Submersible JAGO||GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel|
|ROV CHEROKEE 1000 m||MARUM, University of Bremen|
|ROV MARUM QUEST 4000 m||MARUM, University of Bremen|
|ROV MARUM SQUID 2000 m||MARUM, University of Bremen|
|ROV KIEL 6000||GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel|
|ROV Phoca 3000||GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel|
|Sea floor drill rig MeBo, inkl. LARS||MARUM, University of Bremen|
Research groups, in particular those at universities, can hire the equipment required for carrying out an expedition via a network of marine research institutions. Further information is available from the Senate Commission on Oceanography (SKO).