The Marine National Facility supports Australian researchers and their international collaborators in carrying out research in Australia’s regional seas and oceans. Under direction of an independent Steering Committee, the Marine National Facility is owned and operated by CSIRO on behalf of the nation.
Supplementary applications for sea time to utilise unused capacity on Research and Transit voyages on RV Investigator during 2015-16 and 2016-17 are now being requested.
The MNF’s new, state of the art research facility, Investigator, is available for research in 2015-16 and 2016-17. Investigator is a highly advanced research vessel with a broad range of scientific equipment to support marine scientists in the following disciplines:
- oceanography and climatology
- fisheries, marine ecosystems and marine environmental research
- a wide range of marine geoscience
- multi-disciplinary marine research
Supplementary application process > Supplementary applications are designed to utilise unused capacity on Research and Transit voyages and need to work within the constraints stated for those voyages or transits.
Supplementary call for applications for the financial Year 2015‑16 and 2016-17 > Australian marine researchers are invited to submit a supplementary application for use of Investigator during the period July 2015 to June 2017.
Area of Operations > The existing Research and Transit voyages will determine the geographic areas available for supplementary applications.
Closing Data for Applications > A Supplementary application for sea time must be submitted by 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time, Friday 23 January 2015.
Further advice and the Supplementary application form is available on the MNF website www.mnf.csiro.au.