Crossing the Great Australian Bight: CAPSTAN - Voyage 2

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    Article in Maritime Times of Tasmania, No 68, September 2019 p22-23 summarising the highlights of the second CAPSTAN voyage and the overall goals of the CAPSTAN program.


    Collaborative Australian Post-Graduate Sea Training Alliance Network (CAPSTAN)- 2nd voyage from Hobart to Fremantle in 2019

    Period1 Sept 2019

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    • TitleCrossing the Great Australian Bight
      Degree of recognitionLocal
      Media name/outletMaritime Times of Tasmania
      Media typePrint
      Duration/Length/Size2 pages
      DescriptionIN DECEMBER 2018 (MTT 65), YOU READ ABOUT the Collaborative Australian Postgraduate Sea Training Alliance Network (CAPSTAN) and its plans to travel to the Bonney Upwelling region on the program’s second voyage. Now to hear how it went! This year we had 18 students and 9 trainers, representing 15 universities across every Australian State, sail with us from Hobart to Fremantle. First, we spent a busy couple of days getting to know each other and going over some of the basics in a newly added on-shore workshop component. This workshop really drove home the interdisciplinary nature of the program as we dove right into the science with talks covering topics from turbidites and fossils to ocean circulation and microbes. Getting to know the team before having to find our sea legs was an added bonus! We were the last group of the year to ride CSIRO research vessel RV Investigator out of the river from Hobart on the 29 April. RV Investigator has a busy 11 months ahead and will not return to Hobart until our third CAPSTAN voyage makes its way from Fremantle to Hobart in March 2020.
      PersonsApril Abbott