The CTD rosette is returned onboard during a voyage investigating the East Australia Current in 2019.

The Hydrochemistry team are involved in a number of projects at any one time. We regularly collaborate with other research institutions to help them achieve their goals. We also actively engage with other laboratories that perform similar analysis, with the aim of knowledge sharing.

Current major projects include;


RV Investigator

The Hydrochemistry team operate the permanent laboratory onboard the RV Investigator. Much of the preparation for this work is done on shore as certain tasks cannot be conducted onboard.

To see the onboard capabilities we provide;

Visit the Hydrochemistry Laboratory webpage



Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)

Monthly sampling and chemical analysis of samples collected Australia-wide.

For more information about IMOS;

Visit the Integrated Marine Observing System website

To access the data;

Visit the Australian Ocean Data Network portal



International Nutrient Inter-comparison Voyage (INIV) 2022

This will be the first major voyage of its kind and is a large step towards better comparability between international nutrient datasets.

For more information;

Visit the International Nutrient Inter-comparison Voyage (INIV) website