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Monday, September 9, 2019 

Scantrol has recently delivered a complete package of control systems to the new Swedish oceangoing research vessel 'Svea', which is adapted for research and environmental monitoring in the Baltic Sea, Kattegat, Skagerak and Íresund.

The vessel's main activity is ecosystem investigation with a focus on recurrent monitoring of fish stocks and water quality, by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.

Scantrol says that more research vessels are investing in Active Heave Compensation for the research winches, which the company says is because scientists have discovered how this functionality affects the work efficiency and research results. With Scantrol AHC the vessel can do research sampling at desired water depths even if the vessel is rolling and moving in rough sea. Scantrol AHC removes the vessel’s motion from equipment deployed in the sea, enhancing the precision and data quality from subsea and sampling operations.

Scantrol has also supplied its iSYM Autotrawl system for bottom and pelagic trawl sampling for Svea. This system interfaces to a Simrad geometry sensor. Automatic control of trawl geometry improves the repeatability and precision of each haul. With Scantrol iSYM the operator has full control of the trawl and trawl doors. Other functionality such as Snag detector automatically detects fasteners to reduce gear damage. The Scantrol system offers detailed datalogging for analysis and documentation of the trawl haul. iSYM Online Remote assistance can connect via the vessel’s network for assistance, software upgrades and data download.

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