Tangaroa Marine Environment and Ecosystem Voyage 2018
RV Tangaroa is undertaking a six-week voyage to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean between 9 February and 21 March 2018 with scientists from NIWA and the University of Auckland.
Scientists will undertake a range of surveys to better understand the processes governing this environment and its relevance to New Zealand. These include oceanographic observations, atmospheric observations, whale and benthic habitat studies, along with studies of plankton communities. The whale studies are being undertaken by the University of Auckland.
18 February 2018
The fog has cleared and we have a spectacular view of the continent of Antarctica today, from Cape McCormick to Cape Adare.
21 February 2018
John McGregor from NIWA checks on the instruments that measure atmospheric gases throughout our voyage.
20 February 2018
On trips that take us away to isolated places we need to take a Medical Doctor, just in case anyone requires emergency medical or surgical treatment.
The course of RV Tangaroa taken during the voyage. Actual course is shown with a red line, intended course with a yellow line, points of interest with red markers and blog posts with an orange "i" marker. Dates and times detailed are UTC, 13 hours behind NZ daylight time.