The survey vessel, M/V Geo Prospector, is operated by Fugro Survey Limited of Aberdeen, UK with vessel management being provided by Fugro Marine Services BV from Leidschendam, Netherlands. Specifically designed as a multi purpose survey vessel, the M/V Geo Prospector is permanently mobilised and can be rapidly deployed to survey locations worldwide.
Instrumentation provided onboard the vessel consists of, high frequency digital seismic, subbottom profilers, multi beam and single beam echo sounders, side-scan sonars, HPR, G800 series magnetometer, gravity coring systems, and off-line processing, draughting and reporting systems. The Fugro STARFIX Global Positioning System provides state-of-the-art differential GPS positioning of the survey vessel. The on-line navigation station and instrument room, are networked to the various off-line processing stations for integration of all survey activities from data collection through to final onboard reporting.
The vessel also acts as the mother ship to the AUV Echo Surveyor during AUV operations.