Science Technical Systems

The technical support for Healy science systems has evolved significantly since Healy's first science cruise in 2001. In addition to USCG personnel, currently the science systems on Healy are supported by ESU and STARC.

Science Instrumentation & Sensors

Information on ADCP, CTD, Knudsen 3260 Chirp, Konsberg Multibeam and more of the science instruments and sensors

Bow Tower

View photos and specs on the Bow Tower

Coring System

Details on the JPC coring system


Information about the 5 cranes onboard

Data Acquisition

About the METacq system for MET sensor acquisition and display

Dive Support

Learn about the U.S. Navy trained dive team

Electrical Power

Recommended power protector devices for electrical power on the Healy

Labs & Equipment

Learn about the six primary laboratories, refrigerated science spaces, two climate control spaces and a number of assembly and staging areas

Navigation Equipment

About the Sperry Marine's Voyage Management System (VMS)

Baseline Coordinates

View Healy baseline coordinate surveys


Science Network

A brief overview of the Shipboard Science Network computing systems capabilities on board USCGC Healy to aid in cruise planning

Small Boat Support

Learn about the 38 foot aluminum hull cargo boat (LCVP)

Underway Science Seawater System

Learn about the requirements, installation and more for science sampling of seawater


Information about Healy's capability to accommodate six standard 20 foot long ISO container type science vans


Details on the integrated science winch and wire handling systems which provide support of science operations on the cutter