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Ride the waves in an Antarctic storm, fly through the atmosphere on a data-stream and dive into the abyss to uncover the mysteries of the deep. INVESTIGATE is an immersive marine science experience designed to educate, engage and inspire. 

Join us aboard Australia’s advanced blue-water research vessel (RV) Investigator, without getting your feet wet!

Repurposed with purpose

INVESTIGATE has been built in a repurposed shipping container, similar to the containerised science laboratories that are used on RV Investigator. It offers visitors a unique 3D multimedia experience, with the container’s roof and walls being equipped with video screens and a state-of-the-art sound system.

INVESTIGATE is an immersive marine science experience. Image: Fraser Johnston.

Come aboard. Come explore!

INVESTIGATE offers an entertaining and informative experience for all audiences. Visitors are taken on an immersive cinematic journey above and below the waves to explore the marine environment and the research that we deliver with RV Investigator.

The presentations have been developed for a general audience and include factual information as well as highly engaging visuals for younger (and older!) audiences. Visitors can dive into topics like oceanography, marine biology and seafloor mapping.

Where can I find INVESTIGATE?

Much like RV Investigator, INVESTIGATE will travel far and wide around Australia to deliver science to power our understanding of the marine environment.

You can find INVESTIGATE at:

Apply to host INVESTIGATE 

Venues and events interested in hosting INVESTIGATE should view the exhibit specifications sheet, which can be downloaded below.

INVESTIGATE is an education and outreach initiative of CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, and is managed through the Marine National Facility.

Enquiries and more information:

CSIRO Marine National Facility
t +61 3 6232 5222 | e

Download the INVESTIGATE specifications sheet:


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