The Canyons voyage was initially a 7-week voyage of researchers seeking insights into the flow pathways of dense Antarctic bottom water, along with its sensitivity to changes in climate and impact on seafloor ecosystems. The aim of the project was to help predict how a warming climate will influence future ocean circulation.

The voyage was supported by the ARC Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science (ACEAS) and by a grant of sea time on RV Investigator from the Marine National Facility, which is operated by CSIRO.

CANYONS 2023 Blog

CANYONS Blog #1 – What you need to know about Antarctic Bottom Water

January 26, 2023

What you need to know about Antarctic Bottom Water The science team onboard […]

CANYONS Blog #2 – Cape Darnley – What’s in a name?

January 31, 2023

Cape Darnley – What’s in a name? Have you ever been curious about […]

CANYONS Blog #3 – Sea2SchoolAu – virtual ship tours!

February 6, 2023

Sea2SchoolAu – virtual ship tours! Have you or your kids ever wondered what […]

CANYONS Blog #4 – Ocean currents

February 8, 2023

Ocean currents Image: Kathy Gunn checking the Argo signal before deployment. Photo: A. […]

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 10, 2023

Antarctica and the Southern Ocean have historically been the domain of male explorers […]

Geomorphology beneath the deep blue sea

February 16, 2023

Geomorphology beneath the deep blue sea By Rachel Nanson and Michal Wenderlich, Geoscience […]

Plankton in the oceans

February 20, 2023

Examples of microfossils that we use to study how the marine environment has […]

Paleoceanography: Plumbing the depths of the past to inform our future

February 27, 2023

Team onboard RV Investigator sampling a kasten core (Image: Helen Bostock) By Tom […]

Plan A to Z

March 1, 2023

Plan A to Z By Dr Alix Post The team on board CSIRO’s […]