Our research vessel Australis provides a flexible, relatively low-cost research platform and logistical support to National Antarctic Programs, Institutions, Laboratories and other peer-reviewed projects. Each year for nearly two decades, our science-support capability has grown and is now a significant part of our operations. Here are some of the projects to receive our support:
Australian Antarctic Division
For more than a decade we’ve played an integral role supporting the pioneering research into seabird mortality by Dr Graham Robertson, seabird ecologist with the Australian Antarctic Division. As a result of this work, Graham has recently been awarded a prestigious Pew Marine Conservation Fellowship. Congratulations Graham!
View project details at: AAD Research
Malaysian Antarctic Research Program
When the Malaysian Antarctic Research Program was looking for cost-effective logistical support for their inaugural dedicated Antarctic research cruise, they chose Ocean Expeditions. The main research focus was to determine the effect that Antarctic climate change has on the lives and economies of those living in the tropics. The projects didn’t require the support of icebreakers or other large vessels and the results have the Malaysian team keen to return next season.
View project details at: UTM Antarctic Research
Leopard Seal Acoustics
Ocean Expeditions supported the acoustic work of Marlee Tucker from the Rogers lab UNSW to calculate density of seals present on the antarctic peninsula.
View project details at: Marleetucker – fieldwork