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2023 - Antarctic voyage TAN2302

In 2023, RV Tangaroa undertook a 45-day voyage to the Southern Ocean and Ross Sea (TAN2301) between January 11 and February 24, 2023. There were 38 people on board: 20 science staff, 1 medical specialist and 17 crew. 

Scientists carried out 15 separate objectives to better understand the processes governing this region and the role of the Marine Protected Area (established in December 2017) in protecting this environment. These included surveys of fish species and coastal habitats, ecosystem studies of plankton, oceanographic and atmospheric measurements to improve understanding of climate-related processes, and making observations of whales. 

Click here for the voyage report.

Science Protecting the Ross Sea : a short film about the voyage and wider work 

Map of the course of RV Tangaroa taken during the TAN2302 voyage starting on ~11 Jan 2023

Select anywhere on the red track to see position details and time as well as other vessel information. N.B. Dates and times are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 12 hours ahead of UTC. Click on the ship icons for points of interest during the voyage.

PDF icon TAN2302 Voyage Report 14.53 MB