OceanScope on Royal Caribbean Ships

Ships/Cruise Vessels

  1. Explorer of the Seas (pre-OceanScope) 2000-2017

    Science equipment installed
    Name Installation Date Organization
    Prototype AMOS: February 2008 – February 2015 UM
    MAERI: 2001-2006 UM
    ADCP (38kHz & 150kHz) 2000 & 2001- February 2015 NOAA/AOML
    pCO2: 2003-present NOAA/AOML
    Wind Profiler: 2001-2007 UM
    Aerosol Particle Counter 2000-2004 UM
    Ship Details
    Name: Explorer of the Seas
    Operator: Royal Caribbean International
    Port of registry: Bahamas, Nassau
    Route: Bahamas, Bermuda, Eastern Caribbean, and New England itineraries out of Bayonne, New Jersey
    Builder: Kværner Masa-Yards, Turku, Finland
    Maiden voyage: 28 October 2000
    Identification: Call sign: C6SE4
    Class & type: Voyager-class cruise ship
    Tonnage: 137,308 GT
    Length: 311 m (1,020 ft)
    Beam: 38.6 m (127 ft) - Waterline; 48 m (157 ft) - Max
    Draught: 8.3 m (27 ft)
    Height: 63 m (206.69 ft)
    Decks: 15
    Cruising Speed: 23.7 knots (43.9 km/h; 27.3 mph)
    Capacity: 3,114 passengers
    Crew: 1,180
  2. Allure of the Seas

    Science equipment installed
    Name Installation Date Organization
    2nd gen AMOS: May 16, 2015 – present UM
    MAERI: June 20, 2014 - April 17, 2016 UM
      October 01, 2017 – present UM
    PCO2 March 2016 NOAA/AOML
    Ship Details
    Name: Allure of the Seas
    Operator: Royal Caribbean International
    Builder: STX Europe, Turku, Finland
    Maiden voyage: 1 December 2010
    Identification: Call sign: C6XS8
    Class & type: Oasis-class cruise ship
    Tonnage: 225,282 GT
    Length: 362 m (1,187 ft)
    Beam: 47 m (154 ft) waterline; 60.5 m (198 ft) max beam
    Crew: 1,250
  3. Celebrity Equinox

    Science equipment installed
    Name Installation Date Organization
    2nd gen AMOS: May 8, 2014 – present UM
    MAERI: May 8, 2014 – present UM
    PCO2: March 2015 – present NOAA/AOML
    Ship Details
    Name: Celebrity Equinox
    Operator: Celebrity Cruises
    Builder: Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
    Maiden voyage: July 31, 2009
    Identification: Call Sign: 9HXD9
    Tonnage: 121,878 GT
    Length: 317.2 m (1,041 ft)
    Beam: 36.9 m (121 ft)
    Draft: 8.3 m (27 ft)
    Depth: 11.3 m (37 ft)
    Decks: 19 decks
    Cruising Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
    Capacity: 2,850 passengers
  4. Adventure of the Sea

    Science equipment installed
    Name Installation Date Organization
    3rd gen AMOS: October 2016 UM
    MAERI: January 2018 UM
    ADCP (75kHz & 150kHz) October 2016 NOAA/AOML
    Ship Details
    Name: Adventure of the Seas
    Operator: Royal Caribbean International
    Builder: S Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland
    Maiden voyage: 18 November 2001
    Identification: Call sign: C6SA3
    Tonnage: 137,276 GT
    Length: 311 m (1,020 ft)
    Beam: 38.6 m (127 ft) (waterline)
    Height: 63 m (206.69 ft)
    Draught: 8.6 m (28 ft)
    Decks: 15 passenger decks
    Cruising Speed: 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)
    Capacity: 3,114 passengers
    Crew: 1,180