Our Services

November 18, 2016

Scientific Moorings

R/V Pacific Surveyor has the ability to deploy, service, and recover scientific instrument moorings. We can help design and build single moorings or full arrays.
November 17, 2016

Winches and Hauling

The R/V Pacific Surveyor has a wide array of winching and hauling options: Three overhead booms with lift capacities up to 10,000 lbs. Image 0680 Two […]
November 17, 2016


Pacific Surveyor encounters many species of Marine Mammals: seals, Sea Lions (California and Stellar), otters, and whales including Grey Whales, Humpbacks and Orcas.  
November 17, 2016

Water Column Profiling

Our crew is experienced at water column profiling. We have made many hundreds of casts from the beach to depths over 400 fathoms.
November 17, 2016

Video Sled & Sediment Surveys

We have towed many miles of video sled surveys for Oregon State University, NOAA, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. We have also taken hundreds of […]
November 17, 2016

Video Lander Surveys

The Pacific Surveyor has performed many video lander casts. We did hundreds of drops on Three Arch Rock Reef for specie comparison. Pacific Surveyor has done […]
November 17, 2016

Stock Assessment Surveys

Stock Assessment Surveys are our specialty! We have performed the hook and line Stock Assessment Survey for the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) for the past […]
November 17, 2016

Stand-By Vessel

The Pacific Surveyor has been used as a support/stand-by vessel for salvage and other underwater work. Always available for unique projects.
November 17, 2016

Side-Scan Sonar / Multi-Beam Surveys

We have fitted our vessel with clients’ side-scan and multi-beam equipment to do surveys for fiber-optic cable routing and ground-truthing for establishing Marine Reserves and Marine […]
November 17, 2016

Scientific Research and Development

Over the years, many research scientists, graduate students and PhD candidates have come to the Pacific Surveyor for affordable access to the marine environment to conduct […]
November 17, 2016


Remote Operated Vehicle The Pacific Surveyor has performed many ROV cruises. She is fitted with a troll valve to creep along at the slow speeds necessary […]
November 17, 2016

Live Fish Tag Release/Genetic DNA Sampling

Live Fish: Catch – Tag – Release and Genetic (DNA) Sampling Another of our specialties: We catch our target species, carefully bring aboard, take pertinent data, fit […]
November 17, 2016

Derelict Gear Recovery

Specialized Recovery: Lost or sanded-in items We have much experience recovering lost and abandoned fishing gear in shallow to deep water. We can custom-design and perform different […]
November 17, 2016


The Pacific Surveyor sails the West Coast and is available for bird research and viewing. We travel from very shallow waters to deep and encounter a […]
November 17, 2016

Biological Assessments

We have conducted biological assessment surveys at specific locations with different gear types. One was at a proposed wave energy site.
November 17, 2016

Autonomous Gliders

Pacific Surveyor is an excellent platform for the deployment and recovery of autonomous gliders. Our articulating boom allows safe retrieval of gliders even in inclement weather.