The research vessel Asterix

Last changed: 05 July 2021
The research vessel Asterix on a canal. Photo.

SLU Aqua's research vessel Asterix is suitable for water sampling, trawling and hydroacoustic surveys. Asterix is rented out with a skipper and can be transported by trailer. Equipment on board includes trawls, winches, research sonar and radar. The vessel is suitable for sampling in both coastal areas and out at sea.

The research vessel Asterix belongs to the Department of Aquatic Resources at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The vessel is mainly used for surveys in Sweden's large lakes (Lake Vänern, Lake Vättern, Lake Mälaren and Lake Hjälmaren), but Asterix also works well for surveys in coastal areas.

Rent the research vessel Asterix!

The vessel, including the skipper, can be chartered for suitable operations. Asterix is equipped for hydroacoustic, trawl and net fishing surveys. She is also well suited for sampling water, plankton and benthic fauna.

The boat can be transported by trailer.

 The survey vessel Asterix in the harbour. Photo.
The research vessel Asterix during an expedition. Photo: SLU Aqua.
 SLU Aqua surveys the occurrence of Norwegian lobster from the research vessel Asterix. Photo.
SLU Aqua lowers a film camera to be able to study Norway lobsters and count the number of inhabited burrows. Photo: Lars-Erik Wiberg, SLU.
Commercial fishing of sea lobster. Photo.
Digital nautical chart of the trawling in a commercial fishery on Norway lobster. Photo: Lars-Erik Wiberg, SLU.
 The trawl is beeing emptied. Photo.
The trawl is emptied during the annual environmental monitoring of fish stocks in Lake Vänern. The surveys take place at night. Photo: SLU.

Contact

Sara Bergek, Head of Division
Department of Aquatic Resources, Institute of Freshwater Research, SLU
sara.bergek@slu.se, +46 10 478 41 14

Helena Strömberg, Environmental Assessment Specialist
Department of Aquatic Resources, Institute of Freshwater Research, SLU
helena.stromberg@slu.se, +46 10 47 84 281

Thomas Axenrot, Researcher
Department of Aquatic Resources, Institute of Freshwater Research, SLU
thomas.axenrot@slu.se, +46 10 478 42 13

Page editor: teresa.soler@slu.se