Primary applications

The annual call for Primary Applications is used to build the Primary voyage schedule for MNF Granted Voyages.

Delay to call for Primary Applications

The call for Primary Applications for the 2022-23 voyage schedule of RV Investigator will be delayed due to impacts on our operations and existing voyage schedules from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updates about the timing of the next Primary Call will be provided on this page and to subscribers on the MNF Mailing List.

We appreciate your patience and support in the current challenging environment we all face. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do at CSIRO, so we remain committed to working closely with our partners, customers and community through this difficult time and beyond.

For information and updates about the July 2020 restart of at-sea operations please visit Restart of at-sea operations following COVID-19 shutdown

Things are changing 

In response to the MNF Access Framework Review, there will be a number of changes to the sea time application process. These changes will support us to better address national research priorities and meet the needs of our marine research community.

Further information about changes to the process will be provided in the coming months.

To find out more, watch this space or subscribe to the MNF Mailing List to receive information as soon as it's available.

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Further information


Following the release of the Primary Schedule, there will be a call for Supplementary Applications to fill any unused capacity on Research and Transit voyages that appear in the Primary Schedule.

Yes, pre-proposals are compulsory if you wish to submit a Primary application for an MNF Granted Voyage.