Saturday, April 21, 2012


Wave researches must have heard of the FLIP (FLoating Instrument Platform) is a research vessel that can rotate to a vertical position. It is currently owned by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  But the details about the FLIP do not seem to be well known.  I am thrilled to have come across this following video that's telling all about the FLIP.  It is specially designed.  Clearly it is not open to general public and it is certainly not cheap to do research there.  The video says that it can survive waves up to 80 feet.  I doubt if they have really  ever encountered a real freaque wave yet!

1 comment:

michael jordan said...

It is one of the unique vessel in the world which is capable of operating in both ways i.e horizontally and vertically.Vessel contains fresh water tank with capacity to store 1500 gallons of water.It is able to provide accommodation for 11 researchers and 5 crew members for upto 30 days or month.FLIP vessel completed or reached the milestone of 50years in 2012.