R/V García del Cid

garcía del cid

The R/V García del Cid its a multipurpose oceanographic research vessel with regional capacity, integrated within the EUROFLEETS network for the alliance between European marine research centers; It is a vessel designed specifically for marine scientific research and is dedicated to various fields among which physical oceanography, fisheries, marine biology, geology and marine geophysics.

R/V García del Cid, launched in 1979, belongs to the CSIC. It is based in Barcelona and its maintenance is carried out in Vigo. The Marine Technology Unit (UTM) of the CSIC is responsible for the management of the ship as well as for the maintenance of the scientific equipment and provides the technical personnel for carrying out the oceanographic campaigns.