Happy World Oceans Day!

Sea Spider
Sea Spider recovered by Museums Victoria on RV Investigator - Robert Zugaro

Today is World Oceans Day and to mark the occasion, Museums Victoria will stage a live event on board CSIRO's ship RV Investigator. The ship is currently operating just off Australia's East coast, from where school children around the nation will get the opportunity to take a fascinating peak into the world of marine biology.

Via a live video feed from the ship, children will be able to see specimens such as the popular faceless fish and the alien-like sea spider, recovered from the deep abyss up to 4km below the surface. On hand to answer questions will be voyage leader and museum curator Dr Tim O’Hara and his team of scientists.

Acutec will provide a dedicated 6 Mbps satellite link via the ships C-band VSAT communications system for the event. Among the young, excited audience, packed with budding marine biologists today, we hope that there will be one or two future maritime communications engineers - also a fascinating career!

But, if you are the type that is more interested in bugs than BUCs, we suggest you check out these two project blogs from Investigator and Museums Victoria updated several times daily with brilliant photos and fascinating comment direct from the forefront of science.

About the author

Jonathan is a professional engineer with a passion for all things maritime electronics. He founded Acutec Systems in 2004 and continues to lead the teams in Europe and Australia, delivering communications, entertainment and IT solutions for vessel operators.

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