Voyage image galleries

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    Gallery: Tangaroa Marine Environment and Ecosystem Voyage 2018

    A selection of images relating to the February 2018 Antarctica Voyage. Images from the voyage will be added as they become available.
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    Passive acoustic moorings deployment voyage TAN1605

    These images show the deployment of the acoustic moorings and other supporting instrumentation from the TAN1605 voyage in June 2016. All images taken on board the R.V. Tangaroa.
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    Vulnerable Deep Sea Communities voyage - Best shots

    Some of the best shots from TAN1206, the Vulnerable Deep Sea Communities voyage to the Bay of Plenty and Southern Kermadec Ridge Seamounts.
    During the 3-week voyage, NIWA scientists took samples from a variety of deep-sea habitats from within an overall region of 10,000 square kilometres. They have been studying four different undersea habitats: seamounts, hydrothermal vents, continental slope and canyons, at depths of between 700 and 1500 metres.
    The RV.Tangaroa and those aboard returned with pictures, film footage and samples of new discoveries from the deep-sea floor, including footage of a new hydrothermal vent on an undersea volcano.
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    Our Far South

    A number of people aboard the Our Far South voyage have been sending us beautiful photos of their experience. In this gallery, we showcase some of our favourites. Oldest photos are shown first. Unless otherwise stated, all photos are credited to Our Far South.
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    Antarctic report

    A series of photos and blog posts by NIWA Physical Oceanographer Craig Stevens.
    They describe the day-to-day work of an experiment (K132) which is looking at coastal ocean flow in Antarctica: unlike most oceanography the work is conducted from camps on sea ice. Indications are that the water under sea ice plays a big role in how sea ice forms in the wider southern ocean. The growth and decay of sea ice is one of the key elements in global climate science.
    The current field season's work is taking place some 200km to the north of Scott Base, with some Italian colleagues in Terra Nova Bay. Scientists in this group have been, over the last decade, from NIWA, IRL and the University of Otago.
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    Argo 12 - 2011

    Argo is an international programme that deploys profiling floats in all of the world's oceans. Currently there are 3625 floats globally, deployed by 27 countries.
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    RV Polaris - Ocean Acidification

    For the last 14 years, in collaboration with the University of Otago's Chemistry Department, Dr Kim Currie has run a time series tracking ocean acidification. Every two months, she collects water samples along a 65-kilometre line from the tip of Otago Harbour out into subantarctic waters.