ARA Austral on Post-Refit Sea Trials

The oceanographic vessel ARA Austral set sail to carry out sea trials after completing repair and maintenance tasks at the Mar del Plata Naval Base.

During navigation, the operational and functional verification of the propulsion systems and auxiliary mechanisms will be carried out; role adjustment; the reconfiguration of the dynamic positioning system; multibeam probe calibration; and the testing of equipment, sensors and support systems for scientific research.

With a view to the next scientific research campaign (YTEC-GTGM5) corresponding to the Expanded Marine Geology Working Group of the Pampa Azul initiative, the ship embarked scientific personnel, whose main objective is to carry out basic environmental studies of the physical, chemical and Biotic of the shelf and slope of the Argentine continental margin.

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