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New Australian research ship being prepared to study Pacific Ocean

New Australian research ship being prepared to study Pacific Ocean

Updated 7 June 2013, 16:51 AEST

Later this year Australian scientists will be given access to one of the most advanced pieces of marine technology in the world.

The R-V Investigator will be Australia's only blue-water research vessel and will cater to scientists conducting studies throughout the Pacific and Southern Oceans.

It's designers at the CSIRO say it's a unique ship that can do everything from monitoring ocean currents to taking core samples from the ocean floor, seven kilometres down.

Toni Moate Executive Director of the Future Research Vessel Project at the CSIRO told Timothy Pope there's already a long queue of scientists keen to get on board.

Presenter: Timothy Pope

Speaker:Toni Moate Executive Director of the Future Research Vessel Project at the CSIRO

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