International voyage to probe methane deposits
Onboard RV Sonne in Wellington. (Photo: Kate Whitley, GNS Science)
NIWA scientists joined colleagues from Europe, New Zealand, and Australia onboard the German research vessel RV Sonne last month to investigate methane deposits beneath New Zealand’s seafloor.
The three-month voyage will gather geophysical, geochemical, and biological data from methane seeps and hydrate deposits along the seafloor between Wellington and Gisborne.