CSI’s Miss Caroline is a uniquely capable 42’ research vessel well suited for offshore work with the ability to traverse the shallow inlets and backwaters of coastal North Carolina. The Miss Caroline provides ECU and CSI researchers with extensive scientific capabilities for inshore, nearshore and offshore research. Miss Caroline Research Tools - Ability to work up to 100 miles offshore - 2000 lb. capacity A-frame and winch for deploying and recovering scientific instruments and energy devices. - A flow-through thermosalinograph measures surface water temperature and salinity whenever the vessel is underway. - 75kHz and 300 kHz Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers measure ocean currents beneath the vessel to depths of 600 m. - A conducting winch and rosette that can sample water at specific depths to 100 m and make cast measurements of chlorophyll, salinity, temperature, and turbidity.