RV Investigatgor decked out!

The front, rear and 02 Level decks, of Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator, are ready for science!

These photos were taken on the recent scientific sea trials.

RV Investigator on sea trials

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RV Investigator on sea trials

 


Testing the CTD system onboard Investigator

CTD stands for conductivity (salinity), temperature and depth.

The system that deploys this equipment from  RV Investigator’s CTD laboratory, out and over the side of the ship and into the water, was tested during sea trials.

Check out the photos!

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Let’s go!

Check out the photos of Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator, heading out for scientific sea trials!

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Scientific sea trials onboard RV Investigator

RV Investigator has been out doing sea trials, to test some of the scientific equipment onboard.

All lit up and getting ready to go!

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RV Investigator at sea for sea trials

Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator has been undertaking sea trials.

The ship looks fabulous!

RV Investigator (image Ian Hawkes)


Capturing our underwater world!

One of the coolest pieces of equipment we’ve got onboard Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator, is also one of the smallest.

RV Investigator's keel camera

It’s a camera, fitted onto one of Investigator’s drop keels!

One of RV Investigator's keels

One of RV Investigator's keels

RV Investigator's keels

While this nifty device is primarily being installed as part of the sonar performance verification program for the ship, it’s also going to be used to capture images of the marine environment.

RV Investigator's drop keels deployed

It’s not unusual for some species like dolphins, to be attracted to moving ships, like in this photo snapped from onboard Southern Surveyor, and now we’ll be able to film species and marine environments, as we’re steaming along!A dolphin surfaces near Southern Surveyor (image Beatriz Britto Pereira)


Investigator has been spruced up in the dry dock!

A few weeks ago Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator, was popped into the dry dock at the shipyard to be spruced up.

Check out the photos!

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