Founding partners

- Video

Watch: Navigating the Bounty Trough

What does it take to steer a ship through one of the most remote places on earth?

Share article:

Watch Marissa Judkins, second mate on R/V Tangaroa, skilfully navigate around icebergs and steer through storms in the Bounty Trough.

For many of us, it’s a dream job. What’s it really like to work onboard a research vessel that’s in operation 24/7 in one of the most remote places on Earth. The vessel, operated by NIWA – the New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, has been home to scientists for 21 days during the Ocean Census Bounty Trough expedition. Some of Marissa’s challenges have included Antarctic icebergs, and exploration of the Bounty Trough in the Roaring Forties, an inspiration for aspiring ocean explorers.

Watch the film on YouTube.

This expedition is part of the Ocean Census mission to find and protect marine life before it’s too late.

You can help to raise awareness of the importance of marine life by sharing the film with friends and colleagues.

Credit: all images and video to Ocean Census/NIWA

Related articles

Get in touch

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.