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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 18 January 2021)



The research boat Gråsuggan is 9.75 meters long and has a depth of approximately 1.20 meters. It has a one man crew and 2 berths. There is a toilet on board. Gråsuggan is available for coastal sampling during the period May-November.

Equipment on board

  • Manual sampling equipment (water sampler, CTD-probe, van Veen grab, etc)
  • 3 sonars
  • GPS and DGPS plotters
  • Wire winches

Safety on board


The commander on board is responsible for the security, which gives him or her the authority to terminate expeditions for security reasons. The crew members regularly attend security practices.

Prior to each expedition, the commander informs expedition members about security regulations and routines on board.

Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF) follows the Swedish Transport Agency safety regulations.


Deck Officer class 8

Contact Gråsuggan

Call sign: SFC 80 80
MMSI: 265 66 96 20