CCAMLR works in four languages (English, French, Russian & Spanish), and translation involves everything from fisheries science-related topics to finance and management documents. To witness marine science first hand we visited the Australian research vessel Southern Surveyor, which belongs to the CSIRO in Hobart. We have now seen how scientists:
- obtain water samples from a depth of a 1000m
- build up a detailed picture of the seafloor resulting in a 3D image
- conduct chemical analysis of water samples
- have to bolt down their computers and their meals when working in rough seas.
Thanks to CSIRO and Dr Tara Martin for the visit.