Research vessel

RV Investigator port view

The Marine National Facility operates Australia’s only blue-water research vessel dedicated to marine research throughout Australia’s vast ocean territories.

Research capabilities

Diagram of oxygen levels recorded in the ocean.

Investigator is a multi-purpose research vessel configured to enable a wide range of atmospheric, biological, geoscience and oceanographic research.

Applying for sea time

Scientists,at work,operations room

This short video provides an overview of the Marine National Facility and how to apply for sea time on board the research vessel Investigator.