RV Coriolis II

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Name: Coriolis II
Launched: 1990
Homeport: Rimouski, Quebec
Status: in active service, as of 2014
General characteristics [1]
Tonnage: 879 t (865 long tons) gt
863 t (849 long tons) nt
290 t (285 long tons) dwt
Length: 46.45 m (152 ft 5 in)
Beam: 11 m (36 ft 1 in)
Draft: 5.2 m (17 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 4,734 shp (3,530 kW)
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 22 berths

Coriolis II is a Canadian research vessel.[2][3] She is homeported in Rimouski, Quebec. She is operated by a consortium of five institutions: Institut des sciences de la mer à Rimouski (ISMER), the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), McGill University, the Institut national de la recherche scientifique - Eau, terre et environnement (INRS-ETE) and the Maurice Lamontagne Institute (MLI-DFO).

The vessel was built in 1990 for the Canadian Coast Guard.[4]

The vessel is 50 metres long, and berths 22.[5][6] The vessel's research efforts currently lies between Île d'Orléans and the Cabot Strait.[7]

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  1. ^ "Coriolis II". Canadian Transportation Agency. 3 March 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  2. ^ "The Coriolis II: investigations into deep-water oxygen content in the St. Lawrence" 4 (13). Whales on-line. 24 August 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  3. ^ "Another Mission for the Coriolis II !" 2 (14). Whales on-line. 3 September 2003. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  4. ^ "University at sea" 35 (5). McGill Reporter. 7 November 2002. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  5. ^ "Focus on McGill Research". McGill University. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Coriolis plans". Institut des sciences de la mer à Rimouski. Retrieved 2008-02-10. [dead link]
  7. ^ Louise Hénault-Ethier (25 October 2007). "The majestic St. Lawrence under threat". Concordia University. Retrieved 2008-02-13.