SMSG Ltd offers a number of research and commercial services
Vessels and Expedition Support
We can provide vessel support for a wide variety of projects, and we will supply fully qualified crew with extensive experience in working around the Falklands and overseas.
The RV Jack Sollis is a twin engine catamaran, 10m in length and is UK MCA certified. She is a purpse-built reseach/survey vessel, with capacity for diving, hydrographic and oceanographic research, and pelagic and benthic surveys.
Two towable RIBs, the SMSG Fram (single 115hp engine, 5.8m) and SMSG Baltic (twin 125hp engines, 6.5m). Both are highly versatile platforms for diving, cetacean reserach, and other vessel support.
Highly experienced cold and warm water scientific divers, hire of tanks and fills, weight belts, assorted SCUBA gear.
Access and Logistics
We can provide 4x4 off road access to remote locations with a great deal of local knowledge. For longer surveys around the Falklands or further afield to remote locations including South Georgia, South America and Antarctica, we have access to a number of local vessels that can sleep up to 12 people for weeks at a time.
Quantitative and qualitative subtidal and intertidal surveys by scientists who are experience with local conditions and habitats, via divers or remote drop-down camera and towed sides-scan shallow water sediment morphology. Through our collaborators, we can carry out a number of physical analyses (eg sediment grain-size and chemical analyses) and specialist taxonomic identification.
SMSG are the knowledge base for marine flora and fauna in the Falklands, and can identify key physical and biological receptors of a wide variety of potential impacts. We specialise in standard and novel ecological analyses, interpretation and reporting.