Posts by Sarah Schofield
What is the Investigator?
In May 2009 the Australian Government allocated $120 million for a new ocean-going research vessel to replace the previous Marine National Facility research vessel, the 66-metre Southern Surveyor.
RV Investigator arrives in Australia
VIDEO: With an enviable suite of equipment, the ship will dramatically improve the national marine knowledge, putting Australia at the forefront of ocean research globally.
Come on board and have a look around Investigator with us!
VIDEO: From its weather radar on top that collects data in a 120 kilometre radius, all the way under the ship to the drop keels that operate to 3,000 metres.
How did we build RV Investigator?
VIDEO: Check out the video of the construction of Australia’s RV Investigator, from flat sheets of steel to the ship’s delivery to Australia!
ANU volcano expert Professor Richard Arculus on Conversations with Richard Fidler
The ABC spoke to Richard Arculus about his research into volcanoes on board Southern Surveyor and on other ships around the world.
Now this looks like I might throw up!
During the last voyage on the Marine National Facility research vessel Southern Surveyor into the Southern Ocean, the ship hit a cracker of a storm.
How exciting! The Southern Surveyor book has arrived…
Look who popped into CSIRO Publishing to catch up with his editor Lauren Webb!
Sky high with the Roulettes and RV Investigator!
The Australian Air Force Roulettes were in Hobart performing recently and we snapped these pics with RV Investigator and the Roulettes.
Southern Surveyor: Stories from on board Australia’s ocean research vessel
Over the course of a year, Michael Veitch interviewed the men and women who worked onboard CSIRO’s research vessel Southern Surveyor to produce an engaging and sometimes dramatic account of their adventures.
Southern Surveyor: Stories from onboard Australia’s ocean research vessel
Michael Veitch talks about interviewing many of the Southern Surveyor scientists and crew for his new book in this short video.
The ancient Great Barrier Reef!
The new RV Southern Surveyor book includes an interview with Dr Robin Beaman, who discovered vast ancient drowned coral reefs near the Great Barrier Reef.