Lab completes maiden voyage
A specially built science laboratory installed on a Rio Tinto bauxite ship has completed its maiden voyage to collect research data along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This is the first research of its kind to monitor ocean acidification along the length of the Great Barrier Reef.
In 2012, Rio Tinto Alcan, CSIRO and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation announced a landmark three-year, $1 million research project called Future Reef MAP. The project will help gain an understanding the impacts of climate change on the Reef.