Heading out for the first trial voyage on board Investigator

By CSIRO

12 November 2014

Over the next few weeks Investigator will be heading out to sea for a few days at a time, to allow the crew and scientific support staff to test equipment and develop safe working procedures on board.

The biological oceanographic equipment the team will be working with on this voyage includes:

Collecting samples with nets allows scientists to monitor the health of the ocean and what lives in it, from plankton and invertebrates, to larger fish.

Investigator departed earlier this week and will return to Hobart on 17 November.