The RV Keary is the second largest of the inshore research vessels run by the Geological Survey Ireland. The vessel is 15.5 m in length with a 2.1 m draught and is permanently fitted with state of the art hydrographic and geophysical equipment. The RV Keary facilitates the collection of hydrographic and geophysical data but has also been used as a diving platform during archaeological investigations. The vessel is also used to provide practical training for the next generation of marine scientists.
Key features of the RV Keary include:
- Retractable drop keel for acoustic transducers and other instrumentation
- Kongsberg EM2040 multi-beam
- Sonardyne Scout USBL
- Edgetech 3200XS chirp shallow seismic sub bottom profiler
- AML MVP