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The CSIRO Marine National Facility (MNF) provides data, samples and research infrastructure – including sea time on research vessel (RV) Investigator – freely to Australian and international scientific communities.

In recognition of these research services, we ask that when you use them, you acknowledge the MNF. This also ensures that you meet your obligations under any relevant agreements with CSIRO, as operator of the MNF, including the Voyage Agreement if a grant of sea time has been awarded to you.

Reporting on the use of data, samples and research infrastructure is a key performance indicator for the MNF. The simple step of acknowledging the MNF enables us to record that the infrastructure is being used, and helps the MNF to continue to be funded to deliver long term marine and atmospheric data and samples.

Acknowledging the MNF in publications

Users are required to clearly acknowledge their source in one the following formats:

MNF Grant of Sea Time Acknowledgment:

This research was supported by a grant of sea time on RV Investigator from the CSIRO Marine National Facility (

MNF Data and Samples Acknowledgement:

We acknowledge the use of the CSIRO Marine National Facility ( in undertaking this research.

MNF Combined Acknowledgement where both Grant of Sea Time and MNF Data and Samples are involved:

We acknowledge the use of the CSIRO Marine National Facility ( and grant of sea time on RV Investigator in undertaking this research.

If you have any questions about MNF acknowledgements or would like to request copies of logos or branding guidelines please contact us

MNF and CSIRO logos

Please note that MNF and CSIRO logos should not be used without the written permission of CSIRO.

Supplying copies of publications

Please send the MNF digital copies of papers, books, book chapters, conference papers and other similar publications that have been created using any of our infrastructure or data as soon as possible after their acceptance. 

This allows us to easily track the use of our infrastructure and enables us to list your publication on our website increasing the exposure for your research.

If you’re unsure if we have your publication, please search MNF publications.

Do you have a publication to submit?

If you have a publication that has used MNF infrastructure, please send it to us via the quick and easy self-reporting form via the link below.

Submit a publication to the MNF

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