UTS scientist gets her own chapter in marine history
Southern Surveyor pictured on the book's cover, picture supplied.
For ten years, CSIRO's Marine National Facility research vessel RV Southern Surveyor represented the vanguard of Australian blue water marine science. Although recently superseded by the purpose-built Investigator the vessel and the stories of the men and women who worked on her will live on thanks to the launch of a new book from CSIRO Publishing.
On over 100 voyages, this former North Sea fishing trawler with her distinctive blue and white livery carried scientists and technicians across the Southern, Pacific and Indian Oceans as well as the waters off northern Australia.
Associate Professor Martina Doblin, picture by Sahlan Hayes
UTS marine scientists have been involved in many of these voyages and the book, written by Michael Veitch, includes a chapter on biological oceanographer, Associate Professor Martina Doblin, who uncovered shortages of nitrogen along the East Australian Current. Dr Doblin leads the Coastal Oceanography and Algal Research Team in the UTS Climate Change Cluster.
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