The Master of the RV Kaharoa, Capt Evan Solly, and Australian Argo project leader, Dr Susan Wijffels, hold a plaque presented to the ship for its contribution to 'seeding' the oceans with more than 400 robotic profiling floats.
Littlest ship an 'ocean science giant'
In this three-minute podcast, listen to Captain Evan Solly discuss the Kaharoa, a tiny New Zealand research vessel that is transforming the study of oceans and climate in the Southern Hemisphere. (3:17)
15 November 2006 | Updated 25 November 2011
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Measuring just 28 metres from stem to stern, the Kaharoa, is operated by the National Institute of Water and the Atmosphere (NIWA).
Mr Bill Stephens from CSIRO talks to Captain Evan Solly about the Kaharoa, which has earned its fame among global climate and oceanography communities by deploying more robotic ocean profilers – called Argo floats – than any other research vessel.
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