A carbon dioxide monitor has been purchased as part of the Group 2 scientific equipment for RV Investigator.
Did you know the ocean absorbs about 25 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere?
Oceanographers will use the equipment onboard Investigator, to work out how much carbon dioxide is being removed from the atmosphere by the oceans and seas around Australia.
All of this data will contribute to an international effort to track the flow of carbon dioxide into the ocean.
The equipment has been delivered, unpacked by Matt Sherlock and Craig Neill from the CSIRO Laboratories in Hobart and is being tested, before installation onboard RV Investigator.