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RV Falkor is coming to Australia

Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) research vessel Falkor is coming to Australia for most of 2020, with a series of exciting projects that range from studying deepsea canyons, mesophotic coral ecosystems, undersea landslides and microplastics. See the list of cruises at: https://schmidtocean.org/cruises/schmidt-ocean-institute-2020-expeditions/

rv falkorRV Falkor (image courtesy www.sea.museum)Dr Robin Beaman, SOI and Parks Australia have been coordinating the research permits required for the RV Falkor to conduct multibeam seafloor mapping data collection through Commonwealth marine parks while in transit around Australia.

The new seafloor map data from the vessel's Kongsberg EM302 and EM710 multibeam systems will be used to map the gaps of the marine parks, and also contribute to the global Seabed 2030 Project

A Welcome to Country celebration will be given to the RV Falkor at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Pyrmont Sydney on 7th January 2020, with open days to the public on 8th and 9th January 2020: https://www.sea.museum/whats-on/vessels/research-vessel-falkor

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