In April, after successful sea trials, the Marine National Facility vessel Southern Surveyor headed off for the first research voyage for 2012.
CSIRO oceanographers, Ken Ridgway and Dr Bernadette Sloyan, deployed five deep water moorings across the East Australian Current, 240 kilometres east of Brisbane, to gain an insight into the characteristics of the largest ocean current in the Australian region.
We shared with you some groovy 3-D graphics of Investigator.
And, the Executive Director of the Future Research Vessel Project, Toni Moate, visited the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore, to inspect the construction work. With her went Ben Rae, the Project Support Officer, who took these fabulous photos.