Southern Surveyor

Each year Australia’s Marine National Facility research vessel Southern Surveyor undertakes a number of transit voyages between the ports where one research voyage finishes and the next commences.

Between June and September 2013, Southern Surveyor will undertake three transit voyages.

These transit voyages have come about due to the extension of Southern Surveyor’s research schedule from March to September 2013 to meet requirements of Australia’s Marine National Facility (AMNF) program until the new research vessel RV Investigator arrives.

Southern Surveyor’s extended 2013 schedule is on the MNF web site at and shows the newly scheduled transit voyages between June and September 2013.

The transit voyages provide an opportunity for researchers, early career researchers and students to carry out underway or opportunistic science.

There are two Programs available:  Next Wave (for early career researchers and students) and the Transit Voyage Science Program (for researchers).

Any transit voyage may accommodate both Next Wave and the Transit Voyage Science Program.

Australia’s Marine National Facility is now calling for Applications for Next Wave and the Transit Voyage Science Program  between June and September 2013.

The Call for Applications will open on Friday, 8 February 2013 and close at 17:00 on Monday, 11 March 2013.  For more information and to download an Application Pack please go to