R/V Atlantis Scientific Equipment


Winches & Wires

Atlantis is outfitted with three permanently installed oceanographic winches used to deploy scientific instrumentation.

Cranes & Overside Handling

Atlantis is outfitted with two permanently installed hydraulic marine cranes and one portable, foldable utility crane.


Two Avon 5.4 meter hard-bottom inflatable boats with outboard motors are carried on board Atlantis.

Scientific Instrumentation

A suite of scientific instrumentation available for use aboard WHOI vessels.

Navigation Equipment

Atlantis is outfitted with a full suite of navigational equipment as required by regulation and as dictated by her principal scientific missions


The Atlantis is currently equipped with a Kongsberg Maritime EM122 Multibeam Echosounder. The EM122 12 kHz system is designed to perform seabed mapping to full ocean depth, with full resolution, coverage, and accuaracy.