Lab com­pletes maiden voy­age

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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