Your MNF team

RV Investigator support staff and crew

A team of specialists manage the Marine National Facility and enable Australian scientists and their international collaborators to undertake research.

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, goescience and oceanographic research.