Sikuliaq Network, IT and Communications


Ship to Shore/Shore to Ship(S2S) File Sharing
  • S2S is a bi-directional file synchronization service. Find out more information here. If you would like to use this service it is a good idea to set it up before you sail. Contact uaf-skq-science-support@alaska.edu for assistance or any questions.
  • A local(ship-side) file sharing drive is also available. When you are aboard you will find instructions to connect on the ship-side website: web.sikuliaq.alaska.edu
Internet Access at Sea

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Underway Data Feeds

Various underway data feeds are available via UDP and serial. Inquire during your pre-cruise meeting or contact the Science Operations Manager with any questions.

Event Logger

R2R Eventlogger (ELOG) is available to all science party members via the ship's local website. Contact the Science Operations Manager with any questions. Sikuliaq's Marine Science Techs can help with questions/setup when aboard. Screen shot

Phone Communications at Sea

A VOIP(Voice-Over_Internet_Protocol) phone, SeaLink, is available in the Science Office and Lounge/Library to make calls home. If satellite comms are poor or not connected, this phone will not work. Do not abuse this service. By using the phone, internet bandwidth is being used, thus lessening it for the rest of the ship.

For emergencies and critical science operations, there is an Iridium and Fleet Broad Band satellite phone available. Ask the marine science techs or bridge personnel for help making calls to shore.

It is possible for the ship to go without internet access for days. In case of a shore-side emergency it is a good idea to pass along the Marine Superintendent's contact info to family members. The Marine Superintendent will pass along phone numbers to call the ship.

Board of Lies

A Board of Lies is located across the public computer kiosk in the Main Lab. It is typically used to convey the Chief Scientist's Plan of the Day, the order of science operations or other pertinent information. A network camera sends a feed to the ship's internal website and TV system.


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