The 110°E-line research voyage | Curtin’s Remote Sensing & Satellite Research Group

The 110°E-line research voyage

110voyage-route

This research voyage will occur in May 2019, and will revisit part of the Australian EEZ (110°E; track on the map indicated by a yellow line) last studied five decades ago when a baseline was established for the physical, chemical and biological oceanography of this atypical ocean region. As part of the second International Indian Ocean Expedition, we will put a multidisciplinary, world-leading team aboard the RV Investigator to undertake an integrated oceanic ecosystem study incorporating physical processes, nitrogen sources, primary productivity, food webs and bio-optics. This study will assess the effects of climate change on Australian ocean domain against the 1960s benchmark and contribute to development of mathematical models to assist in management of Australia’s oceans. 


RSSRG is responsible for the sub-group working on optics, ocean colour remote sensing and phytoplankton primary production

The entire team will embark on the Australian Marine national facility (MNF): the R/V Investigator, which is pictured below:

RV-Investigator-Port-Teaser

The R/V Investigator.  © CSIRO

We are currently in the preparation stage for this major voyage. More to come later !

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