Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Major New Zealand Scientific Voyage Launched Today
The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, launched (i.e. announced, as it is not a launching when the ship is not leaving until the 31st) the NZ IPY-CAML. This voyage is an International Polar Year (IPY) and Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML) expedition. It is planned to take eight weeks and the vessel being used is the Tangaroa. The main focus is to be on the biodiversity in the Ross Sea for the CAML. One of the things they will do is film the seabed at depths of 4000 meters, which has not been done before. Read more about this major scientific sea expedition to Antarctica here.