The Hamburg Ship Model Basin

Setting the Standard in Ship Optimisation

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Tests in the AETB

Beside the Large Ice Model Basin since 1990 HSVA operates an Artic Environmental Test Basin, AETB, For details of the facility and ice features to be tested please visit Our Facilities.

The Arctic Environmental Test Basin is suitable for a wide range of investigations:

  • Study of physical ice growth processes
  • Investigation on microstructure of ice
  • Study of sedimentological processes
  • Study of marine biological and ecological processes in ice
  • Penetration and distribution of oil in ice
  • Biodegradation of oil polluted ice
  • Weathering of oil
  • Testing of oil spill recovery systems

AETB 01

AETB 02

Selected projects performed in the AETB:

  • INTERICE I - INTERICE V
    Interdisciplinary experiments on sea ice (geophysics, marine biology and chemistry)
  • MORICE I & II
    Mechanical oil recovery in ice (testing of lifting grated belt and various oil skimmers)
  • ODSI
    Oil detection under sea ice (experiments with waves in ice, oil spilled under the ice cover)
  • RECARO
    The experiments were part of the project Understanding the Impact of a Reduced Ice Cover in the Arctic Ocean (RECARO), which involved more than 20 partners from 10 European countries, Japan, and the United States.
  • OSIRIS
    Slip-stick friction experiments

For further information please visit http://www.hydralab.eu