Science Centres: Vessels
New Zealand’s only deepwater research vessel, which has recent had a $24 million upgrade to enhance its ocean science, oil and gas exploration and marine engineering capabilities.
- New Zealand’s only vessel with DP2 dynamic positioning
- New Zealand’s only ice-strengthened research ship
- Well-equipped for a wide range of environmental survey and ocean science work, including fisheries surveys
- Works throughout the South Pacific, Southern Ocean, and Antarctica
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More about Tangaroa’s dynamic positioning system
Tangaroa’s first voyage after the upgrade was a Chatham Rise trawl survey, which started on 1 January 2011.
Other recent voyages include: