It’s been an amazing year for everyone involved in the construction of Australia’s Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator.

Let’s look back at all the hard work and contributions from CSIRO, Teekay Australia, the Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd in Singapore, and many more global and local organisations, which are making this project possible.

In January, Australia’s Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, was met by CSIRO’s Chief Executive Megan Clark and Marine and Atmospheric Research Chief, Bruce Mapstone. The PM toured the Marine National Facility, Southern Surveyor, and was briefed on progress with the new ship, Investigator.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard touring Southern Surveyor

Then we got to a glimpse of what Investigator was going to look like, with the first artist’s impressions of the ship released.
An artist's impression of Investigator
The coolest blog of the year, announcing the arrival of LEGO® Investigators from Denmark.
LEGO Investigator
And, the construction of Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator, began in the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore.