Do you want to know more about the eely good deep sea video posted this week?
Then you’ll need to check out this Australian Museum blog!
One of the very cool things about RV Investigator is its ability to collect samples in deep water, but this isn’t always about catching fish, and collecting mud and rock samples.
We have a deep water camera system that can capture images 5,500 metres in a vertical drop (stationary ship), or 4,000 metres when it’s being towed at around 1-2 knots.
This video has been pulled together by the Australian Museum and shows what it looks like at 1,000 metres below the ocean’s surface, and it was captured on board RV Investigator during the benthic biology trial voyage.
Around the world there are lots of research vessels and the International Research Ship Operators, or IRSO, provides a forum for collaboration and cooperation.
The Marine National Facility is one of the organisations that belongs to IRSO.
Last year we collaborated to produce this video, about some of the different kinds of research vessels there are around the world and the sort of science that’s being undertaken.
You’ll need to go and grab a cuppa, the video runs for an hour and a half!
If you’d like to fast forward to a particular operator:
|IRSO member||Start of sequence|
|Alfred Wegener Institute||35s|
|Australian Antarctic Division||4 mins 49 s|
|British Antarctic Survey||8 mins 23 s|
|NATO Science and Technology Organisation – Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation||12 mins, 44s|
|Marine National Facility (MNF) Australia||16 mins 52 s|
|French Polar Institute||23 mins 4 s|
|GEOMAR Helmholt Centre for Ocean Research Kiel||26 mins 45s|
|French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer)||31 mins 38 s|
|Institute of Oceanology China, Chinese Academy of Sciences||36 mins 15s|
|Institute of Marine Research Norway||43 mins 20s|
|Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)||46 mins 30s|
|Marine Technology Unit (CSIC)||51 mins 10s|
|National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)||54 mins 44 s|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)||59 mins|
|National Oceanography Centre (NOC)||1 hr 01 min 23 s|
|Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI)||1 hr 05 mins, 49 s|
|Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego||1 hr 10 mins 50 s|
|Spanish Institute of oceanography||1 hr 15 mins 24 s|
|University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLC)||1 hr 26 mins 59 s|
|US Coastguard||1 hr 32 mins 55 s|
Don’t miss the boat! Full applications for sea time on RV Investigator in 2017-18 due Friday 4 September!Posted: August 24, 2015
If you lodged a pre-proposal a few weeks ago, this is a friendly reminder that you’ll need submit your full application for sea time on RV Investigator in 2017-18, by Friday 4 September 2015.
If you didn’t put in a pre-proposal a few weeks ago, unfortunately you’ve missed the boat this time around.
Further details on applying for use of Investigator are available on the MNF website: http://www.mnf.csiro.au/Applying-for-sea-time.aspx
We’d love to see you on board!
Pre-proposals for sea time on RV Investigator in 2017-18 are due this Friday, 31 July 2015.
The pre-proposal document is a tool to support, enable and inspire collaboration between scientists and will not be assessed, but it is compulsory.
Full applications are due on Friday, 4 September 2015.
For more information jump on the MNF website!
The MNF is calling for applications for 2017-18 and multi-year applications from 2017-18 to 2019-20!Posted: July 20, 2015
The deadline for compulsory pre-proposals is 31 July 2015.
Full applications are then due by 4 September 2015.
You can find all the information you’ll need on the MNF’s applying for sea time web page http://www.mnf.csiro.au/Applying-for-sea-time.aspx
If you need to brush up on what’s possible on board Investigator, here are the fact sheets:
- RV Investigator – atmospheric fact sheet
- RV Investigator – biological fact sheet
- RV Investigator – geoscience fact sheet
- RV Investigator – oceanographic fact sheet
- RV Investigator – ship specifications fact sheet
Professor Iain Suthers from UNSW recently led a voyage on board RV Investigator from Brisbane to Sydney.
The teams were working around the clock to deploy equipment and collect crucial data to help us better understand how cold eddies that spiral off the East Australian Current play a pivotal role in our fisheries.
The larval lobsters collected on the voyage are completely amazing – they’re transparent like a piece of cellophane, and thin and flat like piece of paper.
You should check out the video, it’s incredible!