We’ve come up with a fun way to help explain the scientific and engineering capabilities of Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator, with a series of animations.

One of the key pieces of equipment oceanographers use is called a CTD, which is a device that profiles the conductivity and temperature of the water column at different depths.

This animation explains how this equipment is used on board Investigator, Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel.

Check it out!

Transcript: RV Investigator – oceanographic research with the CTD (general)



  1. Great animation.

    May all your CTD stations be as calm as the one depicted!

    Neil Cheshire (retired Master r.v.Franklin)

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