Posts by Sarah Schofield
Marine research in the wild and wondrous Southern Ocean
The teams on board RV Investigator had been enjoying some relatively calm weather and conditions, but on Sunday the Southern Ocean started revealing its other side.
Australia Day on board RV Investigator
The scientists, support staff and crew on board RV Investigator celebrated Australia Day near Heard Island.
So how do you refuel a ship like Investigator?
In the maritime industries refuelling a ship is called bunkering. This involves a jolly big ship, like the size of a container ship, which is full of diesel, and it pulls alongside the ship that needs refuelling and they pump it in.
Everything you need to know about Australia’s Heard and McDonald Islands
RV Investigator will depart on 8 January 2016 for the sub-Antarctic territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands on a 58 day research voyage, which will be led by Professor Mike Coffin from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, but what do you know about this part of Australia?
A spectacular sunset on Investigator’s last night in Fremantle
Everyone loves a gorgeous sunset, and this is Investigator at it's best, on its final night in Fremantle before it departed for Heard and McDonald Islands, which was snapped by Pete Harmsen with his phone.
Packing enough stores for a 58 day voyage on Investigator is epic!
The long, remote voyages on RV Investigator take a lot of people, a lot of time and a huge effort to work out all the logistics, and requirements, because something as simple as running out of Vegemite four weeks into a 58 day voyage would be disastrous!
Major IMAS Investigator voyage to study impact of submarine volcanoes on ocean ecosystems
CSIRO’s Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator will depart Fremantle tomorrow (Friday 8 January) on its longest voyage to date to research the link between active volcanoes on the seafloor and the mobilisation of iron which enriches and supports life in the Southern Ocean.
Investigator looking hot, hot, hot in Fremantle!
RV Investigator is tied alongside at the Fremantle Port this week, getting ready to depart on its next research voyage, which will last 58 days.
Investigator is going where????
It's summer holidays and it seems everyone is heading to the beach! Except for 60 very excited crew, scientists and support staff who are about to jump on board RV Investigator and head here!
Southern Surveyor: Stories from on board Australia’s ocean research vessel – Dr Steven Micklethwaite
The book includes a chapter on Dr Steven Micklethwaite, a geologist from Monash University who ‘undiscovered’ a 27km long island in the Pacific Ocean in 2013 and changed the map of the world!
RV Southern Surveyor some pretty nasty weather!
Some days at the office as a marine scientists can be a bit gruelling. This is the former Marine National Facility research vessel Southern Surveyor making its way through some pretty nasty weather.