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Research vessel Kronprins Haakon

The brand new ice-going research vessel, Kronprins Haakon, is equipped with state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation. It is capable of year-round operation in ice-covered waters, where it will monitor the environmental state and the climate state of both the Arctic and the Antarctic. The vessel is based in Tromsø, and is officially owned by the Norwegian Polar Institute, run and maintained by the Institute of Marine Research, and largely used by UiT.

Research vessel R/V Helmer Hanssen

The research vessel R/V Helmer Hanssen is especially equipped for activities in the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea, Svalbard and other polar areas. The ship has multiple uses, but is designed for geological and oceanographic surveys in both open and ice-covered waters.

ROV Ægir 6000

The ÆGIR 6000 is a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) designed by Kystdesign AS, Norway. It is a national facility that is operated by the Norwegian Marine Robotics Laboratory (NORMAR) at the University of Bergen (UiB).

K-Lander Observatory

Designed in close cooperation between Kongsberg Maritime and CAGE, the K-Lander is a modular and scalable sensor carrier platform with advanced data logging, processing, and communication techology used to deliver data from the deep sea.

Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry Lab

The purpose of the facility is to support basic and applied research in the fields of geosciences, environmental sciences, and methane emissions in the present and the past.

Gas Cromatograph

Quantification of hydrocarbons in sediment and the water column.


CAGE uses UiT’s national infrastructure G3 (Geosystems 3D seismic imaging), which is based on the P-cable concept.

The micropaleontology laboratory

Researchers at CAGE have access to the micropaleontology laboratory at the Department of Geology, UiT.

XRF logging system

The researchers at CAGE have access to an Avaatech XRF core scanner, used to measure the element composition of a variety of geological samples.