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Research vessels

The Estonian Marine Institute has four bigger marine research vessels. Lengths range from 10 to 15 meters.

laev AluDevil_LTMI

Contact:  Teemar Püss (Mob: +372 580 53985) 

Registration number: VLL-209

Length/width/draft (m):  10.3/3.3/0.65

Crew/scientists:  2/4

Construction year:  2012

Home port:  Tallinn, Pirita

Purpose of usewater monitoring, and research in the Baltic Sea; sonar mapping (Reson SeaBat 7101-Flow and Simrad EK80)

laev Aurelie_LTMI

Captain:  Taavi Lille (Pärnu;

Length/width/draft  (m):  15/4.3/1

Crew/scientists:  2/6

Construction year:  2014

Home port:  Pärnu

Purpose of use:  ichthyological, and fisheries research and coastal sea monitoring; sonar mapping

laev Emili-007_LTMI

Captain:  Taavi Lille (Pärnu;

Length/width/draft (m):  15/4.2/1.2

Crew/scientists:  2/6

Construction year:  2014

Home port:  Kallaste, s/b (stand by): Praaga

Purpose of use:  fish stock research, trawling and mullet fishing on Lake Peipus and Lake Lämmijärv

uurimislaev Fortuuna Ruhnu sadamas

Captain:  Taavi Lille (Pärnu;

Length/width/draft (m):  10.35/3.4/1.0

Port height:  2 m

Model:  Kulkuri 34

Crew/scientists:  1/7

Construction year:  2003

Home port:  Pärnu

Purpose of use:  multipurpose, crane, sonar mapping


In addition to the research vessels mentioned above there are several smaller 3-8 meter RIBs, and aluminium workboats.

Unmanned research vessel "Heli"

Estonian Marine Institute's unmanned self-navigating vessel "Heli" (constructed in 2023) is able to navigate long distances according to the pre-planned trajectory and/or directions received by network connection. The vessel is able to record and/or transfer live data about the position and parameters of fish schools. The vessel can be used for scientific research as a cost-effective solution for tracking and estimating fish school parameters and in principle also to direct commercial fishery. The vessel will substantially decrease the economic and environmental cost of commercial fishery and fisheries research as well as general safety at sea.

Length/width/draft (m):  6.2/2.5/0.4

Max speed:  7 kn

Operation speed:  3 kn

Operation range:  162 Nm (300 km)

Connectivity:  5G, 4G, 433 MHz, WIFI, AIS, satellite

Sensors:  radar, camera, magnetometer, anemometer, gyroscope, sonar

Safety equipment:  AIS, radar reflector, navigation lights

Contact:  Elor Sepp (Mob: +372 521 7789;