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Launch & Recovery System

The Launch and Recovery System of ROV KIEL 6000 consists of a winch, a cable (umbilical), a cable-block as well as launching frame which is mounted onto the a-frame of the respective vessel.

The ROV Team des GEOMAR may chose between three different winches, depending on the depth at which the ROV shall be deployed.

This compatibility is made possible by identical specifications of the respective cables.

Photos (unless otherwise noted): ROV-Team, GEOMAR. For enquiries on usage of image mterial please contact  Communications and Media Dept. GEOMAR or Dr. Friedrich Abegg.



    Scientific Head 

    Dr. Friedrich Abegg
    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
    Wischhofstr. 1-3
    D-24148 Kiel
    Technology & Logistics Centre
    Tel.: 0049 431 600-2134
    Fax: 0049 431 600-2680
    E-mail: fabegg(at)   

    Technical Head

    Martin Pieper (Dipl. Ing.)
    Technology & Logistics Centre
    Tel.: 0049 431 600-1688
    Fax: 0049 431 600-2680
    E-mail: mpieper(at) 

    Scientific Advisor

    Prof. Dr.Colin Devey
    FB4: Dynamics of the Ocean Floor
    Tel.: 0049 431 600-2257
    Fax: 0049 431 600-2924
    E-mail: cdevey(at)