Tangaroa Marine Environment and Ecosystem Voyage 2018
RV Tangaroa carried out 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 did a range of surveys to better understand the processes governing this environment and its relevance to New Zealand. These included oceanographic observations, atmospheric observations, whale and benthic habitat studies, along with studies of plankton communities. The whale studies were carried out by the University of Auckland.
The course of RV Tangaroa taken during the voyage, 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.
17 March 2018
Today we left the area south of 60°S and have started the five-day return journey to New Zealand.
15 March 2018
A couple of days ago we deployed the last of three long-term passive acoustic monitoring moorings, as a collaboration between the Ross-RAMP MBIE Endeavour project and The Australian Antarctic Division.
15 March 2018
Think about a futuristic world where at night time, people use different kind of self-propelled vehicles to hover across cities, illuminating the skies with different colours and shapes, while transiting around them.