CSIRO partnership helps students answer call of the sea
As a marine scientist, Martina Doblin has worked in some of the world's most beautiful coastal regions.
Her first voyage to Antarctica, however, is the experience that stays with her.
“When you first get into the sea ice, the ocean swell really changes. You get this dispersed ‘pancake’ ice which becomes thicker and thicker as the ship crunches its way through,” she says.
“The quietness of that initial phase where you’re floating through this ice is quite amazing.”
Associate Professor Doblin, who leads the Productive Coasts research program in UTS’s Climate Change Cluster (C3), hopes to inspire more young scientists to experience life at sea through a new collaboration between UTS and the CSIRO’s Marine National Facility.
The Marine National Facility offers education and training opportunities on board the research vessel Investigator, both when the ship is at sea and in port at Sydney’s Garden Island.
Read the full story in the UTS Newsroom.