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MNF News Update | 23 February 2024

Supplementary application call closing soon  

Supplementary applications to fill available capacity in the 2025-26 Granted Sea Time schedule must be submitted by 11.59 pm AEST on Monday 4 March 2024.

Potential applicants should refer to the Marine National Facility (MNF) Supplementary applications page for voyage opportunities and application details.

Applications must be made through Marine Facilities Planning portal (previously MAPS) – apply for access and complete your application at

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Primary application call: Q&A session for Stream 1 end users

We recently opened the 2024 Primary Application call for fully funded grants of sea time on RV Investigator in the 2026-27 financial year.

The MNF will hold a Q&A session on Wednesday 13 March 2024, to bring together interested researchers and Stream 1 end user, Parks Australia, to discuss research needs and opportunities.

If you or a collaborator are interested in undertaking research that addresses the Stream 1 priority, and plan to apply for sea time on RV Investigator, you are strongly encouraged to attend this session.

The session will be broken into two Q&A components: the first with Parks Australia and the MNF between 1-2pm AEST, the second with the MNF between 2-3pm AEST, where we will answer questions pertaining to the other Streams of access.

You are welcome to attend one or both. Please email to register your interest and we will issue you a meeting link so that you can join online at the appropriate time/s.

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The Marine National Facility is national research infrastructure funded by the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) and operated by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, on behalf of the nation.