IN2019_V04: Hotspot dynamics in the Coral Sea
7 August – 3 September 2019
A 28 day research voyage from Cairns to Brisbane. Educators on Board are Olivia Belshaw and Jamie Menzies.
Day 16: Unexpected discoveries
This RV Investigator voyage now takes us to the Louisiade Plateau, which sits at the northern end of the Tasmantid chain of underwater volcanoes.
Day 16: Mapping the unknown
Scientists collect extensive data to map the sea floor – the process of determining the depth of the ocean floor at different points is called bathymetry.
Day 13: Biological Indicators
RV Investigator has multiple sensors on board that continuously collect data - 24 hours every day at sea. The data is collected and then displayed graphically in a program called Grafana.
Day 12: Finally, success!
On the morning of Sunday 18th August – success! Four black rock samples collected in the morning dredge.
Day 8: Solving the green flash mystery
On the RV Investigator we get to see some particularly spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
Researcher Profile: Dr Vanessa Lucieer
Meet Dr Vanessa Lucieer, a Senior Lecturer and Marine Spatial Analyst at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania.
Day 5: The dredge that didn’t….
Sometimes the results of a dredge are less than fantastic – like this one!