Science with impact

Find out how we're working with our partners to tackle Australia's greatest challenges through the collaborative research delivered by RV Investigator.

Research vessel (RV) Investigator is an advanced research platform with flexible capabilities to support oceanographic, geoscience, biological and atmospheric research. The vessel also delivers important education and training opportunities to develop Australia's future generations of marine researchers and experts. 

RV Investigator provides a collaborative hub for research, education and training of national benefit. Image: ©University of Newcastle.

To mark our 8th year of vessel operation, we're shining a spotlight on the research delivered by RV Investigator since it was commissioned on 12 December 2014.

As we count down towards the anniversary of commissioning, a blog and case study will be published each month to showcase the research delivered and some of our many research partners who were involved: 

  • AUG: Oceanographic research
  • SEP: Geoscience research
  • OCT: Atmospheric research
  • NOV: Biological research

 Join us as we dive into the research we deliver!

Oceanographic research

In this case study, we focus on the oceanographic research delivered using RV Investigator, and highlight its impact and benefit to the nation. The case study also dives deeper into the science behind our latest blog 'The Sinking Dead'.

Geoscience research

In this case study, we focus on the geoscience research delivered using RV Investigator, and highlight its impact and benefit to the nation. The case study also dives deeper into the science behind our latest blog 'Getting sedimental about our oceans'.

* Case studies for Atmospheric and Biological Research will follow in coming months. Stay tuned!

RV Investigator is funded by the Australian Government for full year operations through the Granted Voyage Program. This makes available up to 300 research days each year for Australian researchers and their international collaborators to conduct excellent marine research of national benefit.