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The challenge

Understanding and monitoring Australia's vast marine environment

Australia has the world’s third-largest marine jurisdiction, and the marine environment plays an integral role in the nation’s climate, culture and economy

Our response

A flexible and capable platform for marine research

Research vessel (RV) Investigator is a 94-metre ocean-class research vessel outfitted with world-class instrumentation and equipment, and capable of delivering up to 300 research days per year.

MNF impact case studies

  • In this case study, we focus on the atmospheric research delivered using RV Investigator, and highlight its impact and benefit to the nation.

  • In this case study, we focus on the biological research delivered using RV Investigator, and highlight its impact and benefit to the nation.

  • In this case study, we focus on the geoscience research delivered using RV Investigator, and highlight its impact and benefit to the nation.

  • In this case study, we focus on the oceanographic research delivered using RV Investigator, and highlight its impact and benefit to the nation.

Our impact on biodiversity

RV Investigator is helping us put more of our marine life on the map. Discover some of the new species that scientists have collected and described from our voyages.

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