Cool rooms and freezers

RV Investigator has a blast freezer, cool room, two walk-in freezers and two ultra-low temperature freezers (-80°C) which allows for samples to be preserved and stored for later analysis.

In addition to cold-storage facilities, the vessel also has incubation facilities, enabling researchers to keep living organisms alive for research purposes on board or to store them at sea for later analysis.

Exterior of the blast freezer

The blast freezer on board RV Investigator.