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2020 - Campbell Plateau biodiversity

Heading to the Campbell Plateau south of New Zealand, 25 scientists and crew onboard R.V. Tangaroa will carry out a deep sea camera survey of the seabed to better understand the biodiversity of seabed habitats in commercial fishing areas. 

The voyage commences 16 May 2020 and ends 7 June 2020.

Map of the course of RV Tangaroa taken during the TAN2004 voyage. 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 UTC. New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 12 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

June 5, 2020 - What can go wrong?

Steve George knows that any time you put electronics in the water, there is a chance that something will go wrong!

June 3, 2020 - Playing the guitar at sea

Mark Fenwick is playing a few tunes from the Pukaki Rise, in 667m of water, with 23 knots of wind and 3 meter swells.

June 2, 2020 - The watch leader

Arne Pallentin is fascinated by the seafloor and how little we still know about it.

May 29, 2020 - It's all in the electronics

Nick Eton, electronics support, knows a thing or two about fixing things at sea!

May 27, 2020 - Working in uncharted territory

Diana Macpherson, benthic data and specimens specialist, talks about what working onboard Tangaroa is really all about.

May 22, 2020 - Benthic data collection

Niki Davey, benthic data and specimens specialist talks about her work and life onboard RV Tangaroa at the moment.

May 19, 2020 - The Voyage Leader

Introducing voyage leader Owen Anderson

Tangaroa heads back to sea – with social distancing

NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa will sail out of Wellington Harbour on Sunday for the first scientific voyage since the lockdown.